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The Devil and Daniel Webster We may never see the Alec Baldwin-directed remake of this creepy folk tale, wherein Jennifer Love Hewitt plays the devil and Anthony Hopkins her orator...The Devil and Daniel WebsterDrama, Sci-fi and FantasyPT107MUnrated We may never see the Alec Baldwin-directed remake of this creepy folk tale, wherein Jennifer Love Hewitt plays the devil and Anthony Hopkins her orator...2003-10-24Gene LockhartCriterion
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The Devil and Daniel Webster

Genre: Drama, Sci-fi and Fantasy; Starring: Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Gene Lockhart; Director: William Dieterle; Runtime (in minutes): 107; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Criterion

We may never see the Alec Baldwin-directed remake of this creepy folk tale, wherein Jennifer Love Hewitt plays the devil and Anthony Hopkins her orator opponent. But now for the first time, there’s a complete print of the original that’s mainly pristine (except for a lot of annoying flicker). Featuring James Craig as the farmer who sells his soul to Satan – Walter Huston, in a deliciously pugilistic turn. A- EXTRAS Baldwin reads the Stephen Vincent Benet story on an audio track, and a text essay with audio cues parses Bernard Herrmann’s Oscar-winning, woodwind-infused score.

Originally posted October 24 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT

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