History Literature / TheDevilAndDanielWebster

16th Dec '15 4:41:57 AM Morgenthaler
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Was given a short musical parody by [[TheLazerCollection DominicFear]]. There is also an operatic adaptation by Douglas Moore, who also wrote ''The Ballad of Baby Doe.'' There is an animated FunnyAnimal adaptation for children called ''TheDevilAndDanielMouse''.

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Was given a short musical parody by [[TheLazerCollection DominicFear]]. There is also an operatic adaptation by Douglas Moore, who also wrote ''The Ballad of Baby Doe.'' There is an animated FunnyAnimal adaptation for children called ''TheDevilAndDanielMouse''.''WesternAnimation/TheDevilAndDanielMouse''.
24th Nov '15 2:50:21 AM WillBGood
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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Movie!Jabez Stone embraces corruption fairly quickly, especially after Belle enters his life. Averted in the original story, unusually enough.

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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Movie!Jabez Jabez Stone embraces corruption fairly quickly, especially after Belle enters his life. Averted in the original story, unusually enough.
24th Nov '15 2:50:06 AM WillBGood
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* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Kick Out Cthulhu]]: The Devil has left New Hampshire for good.



* LaserGuidedKarma [[spoiler: Miser Stephens']] contract expires hours before Jabez's.



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* AffablyEvil: Far less so than in the original story. Scratch takes a much more active role in making sure Jabez becomes completely corrupt.



* ButtMonkey: Jabez Stone



* DealWithTheDevil



* TheDevilIsALoser
* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Kick Out Cthulhu]]: The Devil has left New Hampshire for good.



* ExtremeDoormat: Mary has watched Jabez change from an honest-but-loveable shmuck to a rich asshole whose screwing his (hell-sent) maid Belle and letting his son roam free. Her reaction? "[[ItsAllMyFault It must be all my fault, I know it!]]"
* FauxAffablyEvil: This Scratch is far more in this camp than he is AffablyEvil.

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* ExtremeDoormat: Mary has watched Jabez change from an honest-but-loveable shmuck schmuck to a rich asshole whose screwing his (hell-sent) maid Belle and letting his son roam free. Her reaction? "[[ItsAllMyFault It must be all my fault, I know it!]]"
* FauxAffablyEvil: This The movie Scratch is far more in this camp than he is AffablyEvil.



* HangingJudge



* HistoricalVillainUpgrade
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Jabez Stone embraces corruption fairly quickly, especially after Belle enters his life.
* JuryOfTheDamned
* LaserGuidedKarma [[spoiler: Miser Stephens']] contract expires hours before Jabez's.
* LouisCypher: Played Straight with Scratch and Subverted with his servant Belle.

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Jabez Movie!Jabez Stone embraces corruption fairly quickly, especially after Belle enters his life.
* JuryOfTheDamned
* LaserGuidedKarma [[spoiler: Miser Stephens']] contract expires hours before Jabez's.
* LouisCypher: Played Straight with Scratch and Subverted with his servant Belle.
life. Averted in the original story, unusually enough.



* PatrioticFervor
* {{Satan}}
24th Nov '15 2:44:10 AM WillBGood
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--->'''Webster:''' Mr. Stone is an American citizen, and no American citizen may be forced into the service of a foreign prince.
--->'''Mr. Scratch:''' Foreign? And who calls me a foreigner?
--->'''Webster:''' Well, I never heard the dev-- of ''you'' claiming American citizenship.
--->'''Mr. Scratch:''' And who with better right? When the first wrong was done to the first Indian, I was there. When the first slaver put out for the Congo, I stood on the deck. Am I not spoken of, still, in every church in New England? 'Tis true, the North claims me for a Southerner, and the South for a Northerner, but I am neither. To tell the truth, Mr. Webster, though I don't like to boast of it, my name is older in the country than yours.

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--->'''Webster:''' -->'''Webster:''' Mr. Stone is an American citizen, and no American citizen may be forced into the service of a foreign prince.
--->'''Mr.-->'''Mr. Scratch:''' Foreign? And who calls me a foreigner?
--->'''Webster:''' -->'''Webster:''' Well, I never heard the dev-- of ''you'' claiming American citizenship.
--->'''Mr.-->'''Mr. Scratch:''' And who with better right? When the first wrong was done to the first Indian, I was there. When the first slaver put out for the Congo, I stood on the deck. Am I not spoken of, still, in every church in New England? 'Tis true, the North claims me for a Southerner, and the South for a Northerner, but I am neither. To tell the truth, Mr. Webster, though I don't like to boast of it, my name is older in the country than yours.



* OurSoulsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Miser Stephens']] soul appears as a [[MacabreMothMotif moth-like creature]]. Scratch informs us that most of the souls he gets look like moths. He does suggest, however, that the souls of greater or more virtuous men are "bigger".



* OurSoulsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Miser Stephens']] soul appears as a moth. Scratch informs us that most of the souls he gets look like moths. He does suggest, however, that the souls of greater or more virtuous men are "bigger".
4th Oct '15 2:49:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Scratch seems capable of appearing anywhere at any time in any occupation -- all without raising a single eyebrow.



* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Scratch seems capable of appearing anywhere at any time in any occupation -- all without raising a single eyebrow.
12th Jun '15 5:05:20 AM zerohelix
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* HangingJudge: Justice Hathorne. This may also count as TruthinTelevision as Hathorne was the judge who presided over the Salem Witch Trials. However, he is an American judge, which is what Daniel Webster demanded.

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* HangingJudge: Justice Hathorne. This may also count as TruthinTelevision TruthInTelevision as Hathorne was the judge who presided over the Salem Witch Trials. However, he is an American judge, which is what Daniel Webster demanded.
20th May '15 5:09:49 PM nombretomado
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Its most well known adaptation was a 1941 film, starring Creator/WalterHuston as Scratch, Edward Arnold as Webster, and James Craig as Jabez Stone. It was retitled ''All That Money Can Buy'' in some states, as well as AcademyAward ballots. At that year's ceremony, it won [[Film/{{Psycho}} Bernard]] [[Film/CitizenKane Herrmann]] his only Oscar for Original Score.

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Its most well known adaptation was a 1941 film, starring Creator/WalterHuston as Scratch, Edward Arnold as Webster, and James Craig as Jabez Stone. It was retitled ''All That Money Can Buy'' in some states, as well as AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ballots. At that year's ceremony, it won [[Film/{{Psycho}} Bernard]] [[Film/CitizenKane Herrmann]] his only Oscar for Original Score.
8th Apr '15 1:25:24 AM gallium
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Its most well known adaptation was a 1941 film, starring Walter Huston as Scratch, Edward Arnold as Webster, and James Craig as Jabez Stone. It was retitled ''All That Money Can Buy'' in some states, as well as AcademyAward ballots. At that year's ceremony, it won [[Film/{{Psycho}} Bernard]] [[Film/CitizenKane Herrmann]] his only Oscar for Original Score.

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Its most well known adaptation was a 1941 film, starring Walter Huston Creator/WalterHuston as Scratch, Edward Arnold as Webster, and James Craig as Jabez Stone. It was retitled ''All That Money Can Buy'' in some states, as well as AcademyAward ballots. At that year's ceremony, it won [[Film/{{Psycho}} Bernard]] [[Film/CitizenKane Herrmann]] his only Oscar for Original Score.
15th Jan '15 1:08:10 PM foxley
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* HangingJudge

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* HangingJudgeHangingJudge: Justice Hathorne. This may also count as TruthinTelevision as Hathorne was the judge who presided over the Salem Witch Trials. However, he is an American judge, which is what Daniel Webster demanded.
28th Dec '14 5:48:38 PM MarchVee
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* ShoutOut: Not only does the {{Superman}} novel ''Miracle Monday'' make reference to the events of TDADW, the basic premise (Superman beating The Devil's agent with just his righteousness) is inspired by it.

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* ShoutOut: Not only does the {{Superman}} novel ''Miracle Monday'' ''Literature/MiracleMonday'' make reference to the events of TDADW, the basic premise (Superman beating The Devil's agent with just his righteousness) is inspired by it.
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