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Title:   The Devil and Daniel Webster
Director:   William Dieterle
Year:   1941
Genre:   Drama
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   01.06.05

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01.06.05Netflix to be honest, I rented this so an essay in my Horror Film Reader would make sense to me. Man, 1941 was a great year for cinema. Robert Wise edited this and Bernard Herrman supplied a score, the same year that they both sealed their fate in movie history books for working on Citizen kane. This movie is part horror part patriotic propaganda... it's interesting to see that the first pre-released print had eerie inserts of ol' scratch in negative throughout the first "Jabez's hardships" scene, and also interesting that they were cut out, making the devil's involvement with his mishaps much more subtle. It really wasn't bad at all. Walter Huston was great as well, playing ol' Scratch with equal parts charisma and creepiness.
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