The Devil on Screen

Feature Films Worldwide, 1913 through 2000


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About the Book

The Devil has been represented in many film genres, including horror, comedy, the musical, fantasy, satire, drama, and the religious epic, and in these works has assumed many shapes and forms. This book begins with a discussion of how the devil has been portrayed on stage, how that portrayal carried over to the big screen, and what are the standard elements of a satanic plot. Each entry in the filmography includes year of production, running time, writer, editor, cinematographer, producer, and director, evaluative rating, annotated cast list, plot synopsis, overall appraisal, and a spotlight on the actor playing Satan.

About the Author(s)

The late Charles P. Mitchell was a librarian in Millinocket, Maine. He wrote on film for numerous periodicals and on music for several more and hosted radio shows about classical music in New York City and Portland, Maine.

Bibliographic Details

Charles P. Mitchell
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 344
Bibliographic Info: photos, filmography, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2010 [2002]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4699-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0533-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Introduction      1

The Films      7

Appendix One: Lost, Obscure, and Arcane Devil Films      305

Appendix Two: Television Devils      309

Index      313

Book Reviews & Awards

“excellent writing and research”—Classic Images; “fascinating…entertaining and thoughtful”—Cult Movies; “delves deep…exhaustively researched…crisply written”—VideoScope; “the range of its films is genuinely impressive…unearths plenty of doozies…sinfully entertaining”—Shock Cinema; “detailed…commentary is insightful”—C&RL News; “valuable…a fine book”—; “straightforward”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly; “heavily annotated…all the lowdown you could want on Diabolical movies”—Interzone; “detailed…a fine mix…interesting…detailed index…useful”—Rue Morgue; “recommended”—Reference & User Services Quarterly; “one of the best features is the notable quotes from each movie”—Watauga Democrat.