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The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) More at IMDbPro »All That Money Can Buy (original title)

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The Devil and Daniel Webster -- Jabez Stone is a hard-working farmer trying to make an honest living, but a streak of bad luck tempts him to bargain with the Devil himself. For seven years of good fortune, Stone promises "Mr. Scratch" his soul when the contract ends. When the troubled farmer realizes his mistake, he enlists the aid of the one man who might save him: the legendary orator and politician Daniel Webster.
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Director:
Writers:
Stephen Vincent Benet (story)
Dan Totheroh (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
29 October 1941 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A GREAT MOTION PICTURE DARES TO BE DIFFERENT! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
A nineteenth-century New Hampshire farmer who makes a compact with Satan for economic success enlists Daniel Webster to extract him from his contract. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
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(121 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edward Arnold ... Daniel Webster

Walter Huston ... Mr. Scratch

Jane Darwell ... Ma Stone

Simone Simon ... Belle

Gene Lockhart ... Squire Slossum

John Qualen ... Miser Stevens

H.B. Warner ... Justice John Hathorne
Frank Conlan ... Sheriff
Lindy Wade ... Daniel Stone
George Cleveland ... Cy Bibber

Anne Shirley ... Mary Stone

James Craig ... Jabez Stone
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Austin ... Spectator (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin ... Hank (uncredited)
Eddie Borden ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Hazel Boyne ... Woman (uncredited)
Sonny Bupp ... Martin Van Buren Aldrich (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Townsman (uncredited)
Horace B. Carpenter ... Jabez Stone's Guest at Party (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Townsman (uncredited)

Jeff Corey ... Tom Sharp (uncredited)
Alec Craig ... Eli Higgins (uncredited)
Joan Delmer ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Eddie Dew ... Farmer (uncredited)
Patricia Doyle ... Servant (uncredited)
Robert Dudley ... Lem (uncredited)
Charles Herzinger ... Old Farmhand (uncredited)
Harry Hood ... Tailor (uncredited)
Harry Humphrey ... Reverend (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson ... Boy (uncredited)
Anita Lee ... Infant (uncredited)

Thomas Mitchell ... Daniel Webster in some long shots (uncredited)

Robert Pittard ... Clerk (uncredited)
June Preston ... Little Blonde Girl (uncredited)
Stewart Richards ... Doctor (uncredited)
Sherman Sanders ... Caller (uncredited)
Carl Stockdale ... Van Brooks (uncredited)
Robert Strange ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Jim Toney ... Farmer (uncredited)
Virginia Williams ... Baby (uncredited)

Directed by
William Dieterle 
 
Writing credits
Stephen Vincent Benet  story "The Devil and Daniel Webster" &
Dan Totheroh  screenplay and
Stephen Vincent Benet  screenplay

Produced by
William Dieterle .... producer
Charles L. Glett .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph H. August (director of photography) (as Joseph August)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Wise 
 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera 
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Argyle Nelson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Alfred Herman .... associate art director (as Al Herman)
 
Sound Department
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... sound recordist
James G. Stewart .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Music Department
Bernard Herrmann .... conductor
Bernard Herrmann .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Peter Berneis .... dialogue director
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"All That Money Can Buy" - USA (original title)
"A Certain Mr. Scratch" - USA (alternative title)
"Daniel and the Devil" - USA (reissue title)
"Mr. Scratch" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
107 min | USA:85 min (cut version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
Optical printing was also used to create the effect of Jabez's ax bursting into flame mid-air after his frustrated attempt to chop down the tree with his contract date burned into it. The ax was thrown in one shot, a still image of an ax was matted in, and optical printing added flame effects to that.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Shortly after filming had begun, Thomas Mitchell fractured his skull and was replaced by 'Edward Arnold'. Not many scenes had been shot, none were re-shot, so Mitchell is still visible in some scenes.See more »
Quotes:
Daniel Webster:It is the eternal right of every man to raise his fist against his fate1See more »
Movie Connections:
References Faust (1926)See more »

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
all that money can buy, 1 October 1999
Author: gazzo-2 from United States

Terrific film, Walter Huston as the devil duking it out with Edward Arnold, in a rare sympathetic role as Daniel Webster(usually he played parts like the nasty Tycoon in You Can't Take it With You)over a simple farmer's soul. The jury-if memory serves me right, people like Benedict Arnold and Blackbeard, his 'peers'...Dieterle takes the old Faust tale and puts a uniquely American spin into it(though he was German-you'll see what I mean if you watch it..)-this is a moving, wonderfully shot, eerie film; definately a go-see! Under-rated, not often mentioned as being on of the best films from the '40s, though it most assuredly is.

**** stars outta ****, do see it.

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