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The Devil & Daniel Webster

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The Devil and Daniel Webster

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anthony Hopkins, Dan Aykroyd, Kim Cattrall
director:
Alec Baldwin

We gave it an A-

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.

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