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9 January 1973 (USA) See more »
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Satan Has Returned For Her!
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A young girl whose mother had sold her soul to Satan when she was born is told by Satan that she must marry a fellow demon. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Original Dark Shadows Star Jonathan Frid Dead at 87
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Rest in Peace: Jonathan Frid
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'Dark Shadows' Star Jonathan Frid Dies
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Shelley Winters ... Lilith Malone

Belinda Montgomery ... Diane Shaw (as Belinda J. Montgomery)

Robert Foxworth ... Steve Stone

Jonathan Frid ... Mr. Howard

Martha Scott ... Mrs. Stone

Joseph Cotten ... Judge Weatherby

Barbara Sammeth ... Susan Sanford

Diane Ladd ... Alice Shaw (as Diane Lad)
Lucille Benson ... Janet Poole
Thelma Carpenter ... Margaret Poole

Abe Vigoda ... Alikhine

Ian Wolfe ... Father MacHugh
Robert Cornthwaite ... Pastor Dixon
Rozelle Gayle ... Fedora (as Rozelle Gayle Jr.)
Nick Bolin ... Turk
Lillian Bronson ... Landlady

Sharon Barr ... Kitty
Jock Livingston ... Middle-aged Man
Grace Lenard ... Second Woman
Gail Bonney ... First Woman
Mark Thomas ... Julio
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Boatman ... Schoolboy
Stephanie Butzlaff ... Schoolgirl

Directed by
Jeannot Szwarc 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Colin Higgins 
Phill Norman  titles

Produced by
Robert Birnbaum .... associate producer
Edward K. Milkis .... producer
Thomas L. Miller .... producer
 
Original Music by
Laurence Rosenthal 
 
Cinematography by
J.J. Jones 
 
Film Editing by
Rita Roland 
 
Art Direction by
William L. Campbell 
Bill Ross (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
William F. Calvert  (as Bill F. Calvert)
 
Makeup Department
Bette Iverson .... hair stylist
Hal Lierley .... makeup supervisor
 
Art Department
Stephane Goulet .... props
 
Sound Department
William M. Andrews .... supervising sound editor (as William Andrews)
Charlie King .... sound mixer
 
Casting Department
Millie Gusse .... casting supervisor
 
Music Department
Kenyon Hopkins .... music supervisor
Jack Hunsaker .... supervising music editor
 

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74 min
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Revealing mistakes: If "Howard", her chauffeur, is supposed to be mute, how can be a butler too, since butlers are required to be able to ask names of guests who appear at front doors of their charges homes. homes they visit.See more »
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References Rosemary's Baby (1968)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The Devil takes His due..., 11 May 2006
Author: Draconis Blackthorne (WarlockBlackthorne@yahoo.com) from The Infernal Empire

An aspiring mother makes a pact with The Devil for wealth in exchange for her daughter, who would one day marry Satan's son. She despicably tries to renege on the deal, and is promptly punished for her ingratitude. In an attempt to shoot The Devil, the bullet actually penetrates her own chest. Her daughter 'Diane' {Belinda Montgomery} grows up sheltered in convents and private schools, eventually developing into quite a comely young lady until the day of her mother's funeral, where she meets with Lilith Malone {Shelley Winters}, who graciously offers her to stay at her beautiful home, wherein she begins experiencing nightmares and comes upon little secrets here and there, and her suspicion grows. She becomes fascinated by a certain sigil which she notices being virtually omnipresent at the mansion, on objects, and on jewelry upon suspicious persons, including two rather feather-brained women who act like something out of The Stepford Wives.

Upon meeting a new friend Alice Shaw {Diane Ladd}, she decides to be out on her own, and leaves the comfort of this veritable palace for an apartment. Here and there, Lilith and her cohorts begin appearing, monitoring her. Jonathan Frid {of Barnabas Collins / 'Dark Shadows' fame} plays a mute butler / limousine driver, who seems to feel for the young lady's perceived plight, when all she had to do all along is merely accept her birthright as the "Princess of Darkness'.

One night while at a party thrown by Lilith, Diane drinks a bit too much wherein her repressed carnal expression breaks free and begins lasciviously dancing in the midst of the crowd, who begin hailing her as the said 'Princess of Darkness', as well as 'The Demon of Endor'. Her denial persists, despite her increasing experiences with her own diabolical powers made manifest. She is summoned by a Judge who informs her that her father set up a trust fund for her; who pleasantly agrees to 'give her away' at her impending whirlwind romance and wedding. I thought it rather interesting that she began dating her now dead friend's man, who perished in a freak horse 'accident' {seems that during one of Lilith's unexpected visits, she stealthily lifted a horse figurine from Alice's collection, obviously using it for a Curse}. She meets Steve Stone {Robert Foxworth} and falls horns over hoofs in love. We later come to discover that she meets her true "soul-mate" in his form.

Many surprises await the viewer at the end during The Wedding with a truly delightful twist.

The Devil's Daughter was released around the same time as all the legendary 'devil movies' such as The Devil's Rain, Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, and later, The Omen were, which also includes an 'all-star' cast, and otherwise served to launch the career of subsequent stars.

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