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To the Devil a Daughter (1976)

 -  Horror  -  July 1976 (USA)
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An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.

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George de Grass
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Catherine
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Eveline de Grass
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David
Derek Francis ...
Bishop
Izabella Telezynska ...
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Kollde (as Constantin de Goguel)
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German Matron
Brian Wilde ...
Black Room Attendant
Petra Peters ...
Sister Helle
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Storyline

An excommunicated priest sets up a satanic cult that only looks Catholic on the outside. He convinces a man to sign over his daughter's soul so that she will become the devil's representative on earth on her eighteenth birthday, but as that day nears, the man seeks the help of an American occult novelist to save his daughter, both physically and spiritually. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Also Known As:

Child of Satan  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

The "Hill near Warburton" Mausoleum is actually the Dashwood Mausoleum in West Wycombe. Currently National Trust Property, it used to belong to the notorious Hellfire Club. See more »

Goofs

A very large red or orange drawbridge between two docks can be seen through a window behind Richard Widmark. At 35:33 it can be seen moving slowly to a fully vertical position. At 36:26 it is back down between the two docks. At 37:29 it starts to rise again from the horizontal position. At 37:48 it is back down between the two docks. These timings are from the British DVD. See more »

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Father Michael Rayner: It is not heresy, and I will not recant!
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Referenced in The Devil's Disciples (2006) See more »

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Underrated

Underrated thriller that despite being slow and meandering still manages a few nice shocks and is never less than interesting. This attempted to match The Exorcist for near-the-knuckle images and themes, and although it lacks that film's lasting power to haunt it does have a strong line in perversity that may surprise the most jaded unshockable viewer. Christopher Lee is great as the smiling, gentlemanly paganist - Natassja Kinski looks great and goes through the film like a day-dreaming naive child, which is exactly what she is supposed to be. Admittedly the creature at the end could easily have climbed out of a cornflakes packet as the depths of hell, but it doesn't ruin the film. Channel 4 recently showed a wide-screen version. It was well worth taping.


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