1976 To the Devil a Daughter

To the Devil a Daughter – 1976

A co-production by Hammer film Productions Ltd., London and Terra Filmkunst GmbH, Berlin, released through Anglo-EMI Film Distributors Limited Copyright MCMLXXVI Hammer film Productions Limited – All rights reserved 

MPAA Approved Certificate No. 24371

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional

RCA Sound System
Made at EMI Elstree Studios Hertfordshire, England and on location in the Federal Republic of Germany
Technicolor 93 mins


Occult writer John Verney is asked by Henry Beddows to look after his daughter Catherine when she arrives in London. Catherine has been brought up in Germany as a member of a ‘church’ headed by the self-styled ‘Father’ Michael Rainer, but, as Verney soon discovers, Rainer is in reality a devil-worshipper with a sinister and dangerous purpose. He plans to sacrifice Catherine so that she will be reborn as a child of Satan and Verney will need all his strength and faith if he is to stop him…..

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Don Picton
John Trumper
Ron Jackson
Barry Langley
Dennis Whitlock
Mike Le Mare, GBFE
Sally Jones
Eric Allwright and George Blackler
Jeanette Freeman
Laura Nightingale
Wag Hammerton
Bill Rowe
Tony Lumkin
Les Bowie
Ted Hallows
Mike Russell
Ken Gordon
Ron Robson
David Watkin
Paul Glass
Philip Martell
Chris Wicking
John Peacock
Dennis Wheatley
Roy Skeggs
Peter Sykes


Father Michael 
John Verney 
Henry Beddows 
George de Grass 
Eveline de Grass 
Salvation Army Officer 
Sister Helle 
German Matron 
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Airport Porter 
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Christopher Lee
Richard Wydmark
Honor Blackman
Denholm Elliott
Michael Goodlife
Natassja Kinski
Eve-Maria Meineke
Anthony Valentine
Derek Francis
Isabella Telezynska
Constantine de Goguel
Frances de la Tour
Petra Peters
Anna Bentinick
Irene Prador
Brian Wilde
William Ridout
Howard Goorney
Zoe Hendry
Lindy Benson
Jo Peters
Bobby Sparrow


So we come to the last of the Hammer Horrors, a production beset with budget and script problems, so much so that Dennis Wheatley made it plain that he would never again allow Hammer to film any of his novels and Richard Widmark kept threatening during filming to board the next plane home to Los Angeles! Widmark is of course a major Hollywood star. His first film was “Kiss of Death” in 1947 and since then his films have included “Pickup on South Street” (1953), “The Alamo” (1960), “Two Rode Together” (1961), “Judgement at Nuremburg” (1961), “How the West was Won” (1962), “Madigan” (1968), “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974), “Coma” (1978) and “Who Dares Wins” (1982). Denholm Elliott was a marvellous character actor. His many films include “The Cruel Sea’” (1953), “King Rat” (1965), “Alfie” (1966), “The House that Dripped Blood” (1970), “Vault of Horror” (1973) (these last two both for Amicus), “A Bridge Too Far” (1977), “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981), “Trading Places” (1983) and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989). His television appearances include the title role in the BBC’s chilling adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story “The Signalman” (1976). He died in 1992.
Anthony Valentine became a familiar face to TV viewers as upper-class thief “Raffles” in the Granada TV series. Frances de la Tour’s most famous part to date is probably that of the frustrated Miss Jones in Yorkshire TV’s seventies sitcom “Rising Damp”.
Brian Wilde is best known as Foggy in the record-breaking BBC TV sitcom “Last of the Summer Wine”.
After “To the Devil a Daughter” Roy Skeggs left Hammer to form his own production company, Cinema Arts.

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection