Seriously ill, concert pianist Karen Duncan is admitted to a Swiss sanitorium. Despite being attracted to Dr Tony Stanton she ignores his warnings of possibly fatal consequences unless she ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Dr. Anthony Stanton
Paul Clermont
Celestine Miller
Lenore Aubert ...
Yvonne Dupré
Maria Palmer ...
Dora Shelton
Edward Ashley ...
Richard Shelton
Professor Linnaker


Seriously ill, concert pianist Karen Duncan is admitted to a Swiss sanitorium. Despite being attracted to Dr Tony Stanton she ignores his warnings of possibly fatal consequences unless she rests completely. Rather, she opts for a livelier time in Monte Carlo with dashing Paul Clermont. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Few Women Dare Live It... Few Men Dare Give It...


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29 January 1948 (Mexico)  »

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Man Killer  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Clermont says to Karen "Whither thou goest, so shall I". This is a quote of what Ruth says to Naomi in the biblical book, Ruth 1:16-17. See more »


When Stanton is talking to Linnaker, his position in relation to Linnaker changes between shots. See more »


Referenced in Lolita (1997) See more »

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Wondrously Soppy Romantic Melodrama!
15 December 2004 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

A truly irresistible piece of high-fashion schmaltz, The Other Love stars Barbara Stanwyck in the sort of 'genteel weepy' role more commonly associated with Norma Shearer or Joan Fontaine. A lady pianist dying of some unspecified lung disease. Whatever her illness may be, it only makes her grow more glamorous the closer she edges towards death.

Of course, dying in so decorous a fashion would take a bite out of anybody's schedule. So our Babs cuts short her international concert tour, and checks into a plush clinic with a panoramic view of the Swiss Alps. There she meets David Niven, a handsome doctor who takes a more-than-professional interest in her case. Frankly, I found his fascination with Babs and her illness to be downright ghoulish - and couldn't help wondering if he was a closet necrophiliac.

Realising, perhaps, that Niven is far too lightweight to make a convincing leading man (at one point, I felt they should switch roles!) La Stanwyck runs away to Monte Carlo. There she starts living the high life with a tough, sexy racing driver (Richard Conte). Given the fact that she has only a few weeks left to live, I thought this was eminently sensible behaviour on her part. Ah, but her heart is calling her back to Niven and his Alpine clinic...

The Other Love is spectacularly well-made by unsung director Andre de Toth, and boasts a luscious Tchaikovsky-esquire score by Miklos Rozsa. But it's success is down to Barbara Stanwyck, who lends a much-needed note of toughness and reality to what would otherwise be a pure camp melodrama. Played by anyone else, our heroine would most likely drown in syrup long before succumbing to a weakness of the lungs.

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