The Movie: All That Money Can Buy (1941)
What Is It?: Screenwriter Stephen Vincent Benét adapts his own story “The Devil and Daniel Webster” for RKO pictures with a classic turn from Walter Huston as “Mr. Scratch,” the Devil who does his day in court to argue for the copyright on Eddie Arnold’s soul. Look out for the original Cat Woman, Simone Simon, as one of the devil’s minions!
Why Today?: On this day in 1952, the Devil’s Island penal colony is closed for business.