|To the Devil a Daughter|
...and suddenly the screams of a baby born in Hell!
|Title||To the Devil a Daughter|
|Directed by||Peter Sykes|
|Written by||Chris Wicking; John Peacock|
|Produced by||Roy Skeggs|
|Music by||Paul Glass|
|Edited by||John Trumper|
|Distributed by||Hammer Film Productions|
|Release date(s)||March 4th, 1976|
|Running time||91 min.|
To the Devil a Daughter is a British horror film directed by Peter Sykes. It was released theatrically in the United Kingdom on March 4th, 1976. The film was produced by Hammer Film Productions and adapts Dennis Wheatley's novel of the same name. The film stars Richard Widmark as John Verney, an occult novelist who attempts to save a young woman from a Satanic cult.
|Richard Widmark||John Verney|
|Christopher Lee||Father Michael|
|Denholm Elliott||Henry Beddows|
|Michael Goodliffe||George de Grass|
|Eva Maria Meineke||Eveline de Grass|
|Constantin de Goguel||Kollde|
|Irene Prador||German matron|
|Brian Wilde||Black room attendant|
|Petra Peters||Sister Helle|
|William Ridoutt||Airport porter|
|Frances de la Tour||Salvation Army Major|
|Zoe Hendry||1st girl|
|Lindy Benson||2nd girl|
|Jo Peters||3rd girl|
|Bobby Sparrow||4th girl|
|Peter Sykes||Man at airport|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Also known as Child of Satan on home video releases marketed in the US.
- Dennis Wheatley, author of the To the Devil a Daughter novel, also wrote The Devil Rides Out, which was made into a film by Hammer Film Productions in 1968. The two works are not otherwise related however.
- Film debut of German actress Nastassja Kinski.
- The film earned itself more than a little bit of notoriety due to a controversial scene where 15-year-old actress Nastassja Kinski is shown fully nude.
- Ed Devereaux and Bil Horsley are uncredited in this film.
- Christopher Lee is the veritable poster child for Hammer Horror and has appeared in dozens of their horror features, generally playing monsters including classic staples such as Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Mummy.
- Director Peter Sykes makes a cameo appearance as a man at the airport.
- Other horror films directed by Peter Sykes include: The Legend of Spider Forest, Demons of the Mind and The House in Nightmare Park.
External Links Edit
- To the Devil a Daughter at Wikipedia
- To the Devil a Daughter at AllRovi.com
- To the Devil a Daughter at BritMovie.co.uk
- To the Devil a Daughter at The Terror Trap
- To the Devil a Daughter at Popcorn Pictures
- To the Devil a Daughter at BFI Screen Online
- To the Devil a Daughter at British Horror Films
- To the Devil a Daughter at The Brimstone Pit
- To the Devil a Daughter at the British Film Institute
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