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Christopher Wicking (screenplay)
John Peacock (adaptation)
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Release Date:
July 1976 (USA) See more »
Warning! This Motion Picture Contains The Most Shocking Scenes This Side Of Hell! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Widmark ... John Verney

Christopher Lee ... Father Michael

Honor Blackman ... Anna Fountain

Denholm Elliott ... Henry Beddows

Michael Goodliffe ... George de Grass

Nastassja Kinski ... Catherine Beddows
Eva Maria Meineke ... Eveline de Grass

Anthony Valentine ... David Kennedy
Derek Francis ... Bishop
Izabella Telezynska ... Margaret (as Isabella Telezynska)

Constantine Gregory ... Kollde (as Constantin de Goguel)
Anna Bentinck ... Isabel
Irene Prador ... German Matron
Brian Wilde ... Black Room Attendant
Petra Peters ... Sister Helle
William Ridoutt ... Airport Porter
Howard Goorney ... Critic

Frances de la Tour ... Salvation Army Major
Zoe Hendry ... 1st. Girl

Lindy Benson ... 2nd. Girl
Jo Peters ... 3rd. Girl
Bobby Sparrow ... 4th. Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Devereaux ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bill Horsley ... Curator (uncredited)
Juba Kennerley ... Man Entering Art Gallery (uncredited)
Peter Sykes ... Man at Airport (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Sykes 
Writing credits
Christopher Wicking (screenplay by) (as Chris Wicking)

John Peacock (adaptation by)

Dennis Wheatley (from the novel by)

Gerald Vaughan-Hughes  additional material (uncredited)

Produced by
Roy Skeggs .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Glass 
Cinematography by
David Watkin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Trumper 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
Art Direction by
Don Picton 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
George Blackler .... makeup artist
Jeanette Freeman .... hairdressing supervisor
Production Management
Ron Jackson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Langley .... assistant director
Mike Higgins .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Roy P. Stevens .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Wag Hammerton .... construction manager
John Jarvis .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mike Le Mare .... sound editor
Tony Lumkin .... recording director
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
Dennis Whitlock .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted Hallows .... gaffer
Ron Robson .... camera operator
Steve Birtles .... gaffer (uncredited)
Ray Hearne .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Nightingale .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Other crew
Ken Gordon .... production accountant
Sally Jones .... continuity
Mike Russell .... publicist
Jean Clarkson .... production secretary (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Child of Satan" - USA (video title)
"To the Devil... a Daughter" - USA (poster title)
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Germany:91 min | USA:95 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Australia:R18+ | Finland:K-18 (2002) (self applied) | Finland:(Banned) (1976) | Iceland:16 | Norway:(Banned) (1977-2003) (cinema release) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf) (cut)
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Did You Know?

Ken Russell and Mike Hodges were approached to direct the film.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Father Michael Rayner:It is not heresy, and I will not recant!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Devil's Disciples (2006) (V)See more »

17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Satanic Late Hammer Flick, 15 April 2008
Author: Bensch

"To The Devil A Daughter" of 1976 is on of the last films from the great Hammer studios, and, as it seems, it was a disappointment to many of my fellow Hammer fans. For understandable reasons, since this is the second of two Hammer films about Satanism and black magic based on novels by Dennis Wheatley. Both films star Christopher Lee and the first, namely "The Devil Rides Out" of 1968 is easily one of the most brilliant films ever released by this great Production Company. And "To The Devil A Daughter" can not nearly compete with "The Devil Rides Out", but, as far as I am considered it is still a creepy film that is more than worth watching for a Horror fan.

The performances are exceptional, and I am not only talking about the great Christopher Lee. Lee is brilliant as always, of course, but the cast includes quite a bunch of other great actors. Richard Widmark also delivers a great performance and so do Denholm Eliott, Michael Goodliffe and the great Honor Blackman. Young Nastassia Kinski is also exceptional in one of her very first roles. The cinematography is great, and the film is often very eerie, but it sadly lacks the wonderful Gothic atmosphere that Hammer fans love so much. The film has atmosphere, no doubt, but sadly not the typical Hammer-style. This may be the main reason why many fellow Hammer fans are disappointed with the film. And it was also the lack of Gothic elements that I disliked about the film. But even though it is definitely one of the lesser films from Hammer and it may disappoint on a certain level, the film is definitely a creepy flick that fans of the studios should not miss. If you expect a shining finale to 20 years of brilliant Hammer rule, you run risk of being disappointed. Just expect a creepy little film with a great cast and enjoy!

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