The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Walter Huston’s soft-spoken, diabolical Mr. Scratch (above) has an energy and charisma that seem impossible to resist. He rigs a trial against statesman and attorney Daniel Webster, as they take a wild and twisty tour through American history. It’s a challenging and ambitious story of what it means to be American.

Shame on this film for ruining America’s wholesome 1940s image… and for glamorizing the devil.

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