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To the Devil a Daughter

To the Devil a Daughter is lacklustre occult melodrama in which Christopher Lee is up to his old tricks as an excommunicated priest who takes up satan's cause in order to save the world from its own decadent folly.

Cast:
Richard Widmark Christopher Lee Honor Blackman Denholm Elliott Michael Goodliffe Nastassja Kinski

To the Devil a Daughter is lacklustre occult melodrama in which Christopher Lee is up to his old tricks as an excommunicated priest who takes up satan’s cause in order to save the world from its own decadent folly.

Based on a novel by English author Dennis Wheatley, the picture makes a few too many pretensions to serious exploration of the occult, that hamper the flow.

Lee is ever-dependable in this sort of menace routine, Richard Widmark turns in a serviceable job, ditto Honor Blackman and Anthony Valentine as pals who aid and abet him at mortal cost. Nastassja Kinski is moderately appealing as the child-woman novitiate and Denholm Elliott turns on the requisite anguish as the fearful father who originally signed the girl over to Lee in order to spare his own hide.

To the Devil a Daughter

UK - W. Germany

Production: Hammer/Terra. Director Peter Sykes; Producer Roy Skeggs; Screenplay Chris Wicking; Camera David Watkin; Editor John Trumper; Art Director Don Picton

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1976. Running time: 92 MIN.

With: Richard Widmark Christopher Lee Honor Blackman Denholm Elliott Michael Goodliffe Nastassja Kinski

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