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To the Devil a Daughter (1976)

R | | Horror | July 1976 (USA)
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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Anna Fountain
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George de Grass
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Catherine Beddows
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Eveline de Grass
Anthony Valentine ...
David Kennedy
Derek Francis ...
Bishop
Izabella Telezynska ...
Margaret (as Isabella Telezynska)
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Kollde (as Constantin de Goguel)
Anna Bentinck ...
Isabel
Irene Prador ...
German Matron
Brian Wilde ...
Black Room Attendant
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Sister Helle
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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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Child of Satan  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

The preproduction was troubled by Hammer and EMI problems in finding a suitable name actor for Verney and a director too. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Catherine is about to be injected with morphine, he doesn't fill the syringe properly, the plunger staying at the bottom. Then it suddenly switches to a full syringe with the plunger fully extended. See more »

Quotes

John Verney: DAMN YOU! DAMN YOU! DAMN YOU! DAMN YOU!
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Referenced in Dear Phone (1976) See more »

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a slow paced but well acted occult thriller.
25 January 2000 | by (roanoke, va) – See all my reviews

If you can get pas the very slow pacing, this is quite a satisfying film. it takes it's time getting where it's going to but the acting by the whole cast pushes it along and keeps the viewer's interest. Christopher Lee does his usual great work and Nastassja Kinski brings just the right note of naive innocence to her role (plus you've got to love a movie that has full frontal Kinski nudity!!!!)

Well worth a look, especially for fans of the Hammer type horror films, and despite being real slow at times, is well done.

rating:7


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