History Literature / TheDevilAndDanielWebster

16th Jun '17 10:59:50 PM nombretomado
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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 ''WesternAnimation/TheDevilAndDanielMouse''.

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Was given a short musical parody by [[TheLazerCollection [[WebAnimation/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 ''WesternAnimation/TheDevilAndDanielMouse''.
10th Nov '16 7:18:41 PM ShorinBJ
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* ButtMonkey: Jabez Stone
* DealWithTheDevil
* TheDevilIsALoser

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* ButtMonkey: Jabez Stone
Stone, at the beginning of the story.
* DealWithTheDevil
DealWithTheDevil: Natch.
* TheDevilIsALoserTheDevilIsALoser: He takes it pretty well.



* 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 as Hathorne was the judge who presided over the Salem Witch Trials.Trials and never regretted it. However, he is an American judge, which is what Daniel Webster demanded.



* LaserGuidedKarma [[spoiler: Miser Stephens']] contract expires hours before Jabez's.
* LouisCypher
* 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".
* PatrioticFervor
* {{Satan}}

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* LaserGuidedKarma [[spoiler: Miser LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Miser Stephens']] contract expires hours before Jabez's.
* LouisCypher
%%* LouisCypher: How about some context?
* OurSoulsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Miser [[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".
* PatrioticFervor
PatrioticFervor: One of the main themes.
* {{Satan}}{{Satan}}: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Right there in the title]].



* ShoutOut: Not only does the {{Superman}} novel ''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.
** A United States District Judge once [[DeadpanSnarker dropped a reference to this story]] in an opinion in a case where a man sued the Devil. [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/United_States_ex_rel._Gerald_Mayo_v._Satan_and_His_Staff United States ex rel. Gerald Mayo v. Satan and His Staff]].

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* ShoutOut: Not only does the {{Superman}} novel ''Literature/MiracleMonday'' make reference to the events of TDADW, the basic premise (Superman beating The the Devil's agent with just his righteousness) is inspired by it.
** A United States District Judge district judge once [[DeadpanSnarker dropped a reference to this story]] in an opinion in a case where a man sued the Devil. [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/United_States_ex_rel._Gerald_Mayo_v._Satan_and_His_Staff United States ex rel. Gerald Mayo v. Satan and His Staff]].



* TrialOfTheMysticalJury

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* TrialOfTheMysticalJury
TrialOfTheMysticalJury: The above JuryOfTheDamned.



* ExtremeDoormat: Mary has watched Jabez change from an honest-but-loveable 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!]]"

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* ExtremeDoormat: Mary has watched Jabez change from an honest-but-loveable schmuck to a rich asshole whose who's screwing his (hell-sent) maid Belle and letting his son roam free. Her reaction? "[[ItsAllMyFault It must be all my fault, I know it!]]"
11th Sep '16 6:09:02 AM wittylibrarian
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-->'''Mr. Scratch''': [{TakeThat Americans, all]].

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-->'''Mr. Scratch''': [{TakeThat [[TakeThat Americans, all]].
11th Sep '16 6:08:42 AM wittylibrarian
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* ExactWords: Webster insisted on a fair trial for his American client. A jury of his client's peers, after all. So he gets a JuryOfTheDamned.
-->'''Mr. Scratch''': [{TakeThat Americans, all]].
19th Jul '16 10:06:06 PM Mdumas43073
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Its most well known adaptation was a 1941 film directed by William Dieterle, 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 on UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ballots. At that year's ceremony, it won Music/BernardHerrmann his only Oscar for his original score.

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Its most well known adaptation was a 1941 film directed by William Dieterle, 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 on UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ballots. At that year's ceremony, it won composer Music/BernardHerrmann his only Oscar for his original score.
19th Jul '16 10:05:22 PM Mdumas43073
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Its most well known adaptation was a 1941 film directed by William Dieterle, 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 on UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ballots. At that year's ceremony, it won Music/BernardHerrmann his only Oscar for Original Score.

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Its most well known adaptation was a 1941 film directed by William Dieterle, 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 on UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ballots. At that year's ceremony, it won Music/BernardHerrmann his only Oscar for Original Score.
his original score.
19th Jul '16 10:04:41 PM Mdumas43073
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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 on UsefulNotes/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, film directed by William Dieterle, 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 on UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ballots. At that year's ceremony, it won [[Film/{{Psycho}} Bernard]] [[Film/CitizenKane Herrmann]] Music/BernardHerrmann his only Oscar for Original Score.
19th Jul '16 10:01:38 PM Mdumas43073
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30th May '16 11:53:25 AM Mdumas43073
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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 UsefulNotes/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 on UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ballots. At that year's ceremony, it won [[Film/{{Psycho}} Bernard]] [[Film/CitizenKane Herrmann]] his only Oscar for Original Score.
30th May '16 11:53:06 AM Mdumas43073
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'''"The Devil and Daniel Webster"''' is a 1937 short story by Stephen Vincent Benét, which in turn was based on the 1824 short story "The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving. Both stories are based on the legend of [[{{Faust}} Dr. Faustus]].

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'''"The "The Devil and Daniel Webster"''' Webster" is a 1937 short story by Stephen Vincent Benét, which in turn was based on the 1824 short story "The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving. Both stories are based on the legend of [[{{Faust}} Dr. Faustus]].


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