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Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

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All That Money Can Buy

All That Money Can Buy

Based upon Stephen Vincent Benét’s short story “The Devil and Daniel Webster” (and later re-released under that monicker), All That Money Can Buy is a sell-your-soul-to-Satan tale. Though a bit dated, Walter Huston’s Scratch and Edward Arnold’s Daniel Webster are terrific. Although the climactic “courtroom” theatrics lack legal heft, they don’t want for sizzle.

**¾ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1941 • 107 MINUTES
WILLIAM DIETERLE PRODUCTIONS

STARRING
• EDWARD ARNOLDWALTER HUSTON

ALSO STARRING
• JANE DARWELLSIMONE SIMONGENE LOCKPORTJOHN QUALENANNE SHIRLEYJAMES CRAIG

WRITTEN BY
• DAN TOTHEROH AND STEPHEN VINCENT BENÉT (SCREEN PLAY)
• STEPHEN VINCENT BENÉT (BASED ON THE STORY “THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER” BY)

DIRECTED BY
• WILLIAM DIETERLE

1941 ACADEMY AWARDS (1)
• BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

ADDITIONAL 1941 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (1)
• BEST ACTOR: WALTER HUSTON (LOST TO GARY COOPER FOR SERGEANT YORK)

The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase

Baby Mama

Baby Mama