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To the Devil a Daughter

  • Horror
  • Drama
  • 1976
  • Peter Sykes
  • 88 mins
  • X

Summary

Horror starring Richard Widmark and Christopher Lee. A writer of the supernatural is drawn into the real-life world of the occult when he is asked to help a young nun who is being threatened by a satanic priest.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

The penultimate Hammer film of the period is a muddled mixture of post-Exorcist shock and the more traditional House of Horror style. Based on Dennis Wheatley's occult bestseller (he hated it), the plot has Satanist Christopher Lee coercing nubile nun Nastassja Kinski into having the Devil's offspring, while Richard Widmark, a writer specialising in the supernatural, tries to foil his plan. Although skilfully directed by Peter Sykes - with a firm tendency towards a trendy fragmented narrative and explicit exploitation - this misguided attempt to update Hammer's image is more likely to be remembered for teen Kinski's unashamed early performance than anything else.

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Credits

Cast

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John VerneyRichard Widmark
Father Michael RaynorChristopher Lee
Anna FountainHonor Blackman
Henry BeddowsDenholm Elliott
George de GrassMichael Goodliffe
Catherine BeddowsNastassja Kinski
Eveline de GrassEva-Maria Meineke
DavidAnthony Valentine
BishopDerek Francis
MargaretIsabella Telezynska
KolldeConstantin de Goguel
Salvation Army majorFrances de la Tour

Crew

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DirectorPeter Sykes

Details

Theatrical distributor
Hammer Film Prods Ltd
Released on
1976-03-04
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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