The Devil and Miss Jones

The Devil and Miss Jones

Director: Sam Wood Cast: Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn, Robert Cummings

DVD (Remastered / B&W)

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The Devil and Miss Jones is a social comedy with left-wing undertones. John P. Merrick (Charles Coburn), the world's richest man, gets word that someone is trying to unionize a department store that he owns. To thwart this blatant act of democracy, Merrick changes his name and takes a menial job at the store, the better to catch the union activists without detection. Once he himself is subjected to the humiliating treatment afforded his employees, Merrick starts to wise up -- and soften up. As things develop, it is Merrick himself who spearheads the union movement after discovering how duplicitous his hand-picked executives can be. The film also introduces Jean Arthur and Robert Cummings as fellow employees who fall in love before fadeout time. Keeping with the film's insistence upon equal treatment for everyone, Merrick himself is permitted a romance in the person of Elizabeth Ellis (Spring Byington). The Devil and Miss Jones was written by Norman Krasna and directed by Sam Wood.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2013
UPC: 0887090056700
Original Release: 1941
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 16,207

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Arthur Mary Jones
Charles Coburn John P. Merrick
Robert Cummings Joe O'Brien
Edmund Gwenn Hooper
S.Z. Sakall George
Spring Byington Elizabeth Ellis
William Demarest First Detective
Walter Kingsford Allison
Montagu Love Harrison
Richard Carle Oliver
Edwin Maxwell Withers
Edward McNamara Police Sergeant
Robert Emmett Keane Tom Higgins
Florence Bates Customer
Charles Irwin 2nd Detective
Matt McHugh Sam
Julie Warren Dorothy
Ilene Brewer Sally (Little Girl)
Regis Toomey 1st Policeman
Pat Moriarity 2nd Policeman

Technical Credits
Sam Wood Director
John L. Cass Sound/Sound Designer
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Norman Krasna Producer,Screenwriter
William Cameron Menzies Production Designer
Argyle Nelson Asst. Director
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
Frank Ross Producer
Irene Sharaff Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Sherman Todd Editor
Vernon Walker Special Effects
Roy Webb Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Devil and Miss Jones
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:18]
3. Chapter 3 [11:44]
4. Chapter 4 [15:39]
5. Chapter 5 [9:46]
6. Chapter 6 [12:50]
7. Chapter 7 [6:57]
8. Chapter 8 [7:17]
9. Chapter 9 [17:50]

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