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 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…
Movie on DVD Review

The Devil & Daniel Webster

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Drama, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Edward Arnold and Walter Huston; 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 Oct 24, 2003 Published in issue #734 Oct 24, 2003 Order article reprints
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