The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) Poster


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The Devil and Daniel Mouse (1978) (TV Movie)


Faust (1926)
Director William Dieterle began his film career in Germany as an actor and appeared (under his original name, Wilhlem Dieterle) in the role of Valentin in F.W. Murnau's epic 1926 silent version of the Faust story. The opening scene of Dieterle's film, in which Mr Scratch looms into view and surveys the Stone farm from the gate, echoes the famous scene in the opening sequence of Murnau's film, in which the Devil looms over Faust's town like a giant bat.

Referenced in 

Damn Yankees (1958)
The main character sells his soul to the devil for Earthly gain, only to get it back later on.
The Monkees: The Devil and Peter Tork (1968) (TV Episode)
This episode's title and plot are culled from this story
Fantasy Island: The Devil and Mandy Breem/The Millionaire (1980) (TV Episode)
A person sells their soul to the Devil.
Frasier: The Devil & Dr. Phil (2003) (TV Episode)
The title refers to the classic story "The Devil and Daniel Webster", a Faustian tale written by Stephen Vincent Benét. It was filmed in 1941 under the same title by William Dieterle (also known as "All That Money Can Buy").
Tripping the Rift: The Devil and a Guy Named Webster (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Six
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)
The school is named Daniel Webster because of the historical figure's connection with this horror story.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Chapter Three: The Trial of Sabrina Spellman (2018) (TV Episode)
A lawyer named Daniel Webster takes on Satan in a court of law.

Featured in 

Ain't It Cool with Harry Knowles: Citizen Kane Is the Best Film of All Time (2012) (TV Episode)
Harry mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown ("The Devil And Daniel Webster").

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror IV (1993) (TV Episode)
The entire 1st segment spoofs this down to the name "The Devil and Homer Simpsons"

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