The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
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.
The main character sells his soul to the devil for Earthly gain, only to get it back later on.
This episode's title and plot are culled from this story
A person sells their soul to the Devil.
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").
Mentioned by Six
Video case is shown in a video store.
The school is named Daniel Webster because of the historical figure's connection with this horror story.
A lawyer named Daniel Webster takes on Satan in a court of law.
Harry mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown ("The Devil And Daniel Webster").
The entire 1st segment spoofs this down to the name "The Devil and Homer Simpsons"