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The Other (1972)

PG  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  29 September 1972 (Sweden)
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Down in the farm country of the US twins are born. One of them turns out to be good, while the other becomes rather evil.



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Complete credited cast:
Niles Perry
Martin Udvarnoky ...
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Norma Connolly ...
Aunt Vee
Loretta Leversee ...
Lou Frizzell ...
Uncle George
Portia Nelson ...
Mrs. Rowe
Jenny Sullivan ...
Jack Collins ...
Mr. P.C. Pretty
Ed Bakey ...
Clarence Crow ...


In the summer of 1935, 12-year-old twins Niles and Holland Perry live with their family on a Connecticut farm. Their loving grandmother Ada has taught them something called "the game." A number of accidents begin happening, and it seems to Niles that Holland is responsible. It is Ada who begins to see the truth, and she is the only one who can stop this macabre game of murder. Written by <>

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29 September 1972 (Sweden)  »

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As the film needed to take place during summer, the small town of Murphys, California, was substituted for shooting instead of on location in Connecticut. See more »


When Niles is talking to his mother in the front yard in 1935, a jet plane is heard going overhead. See more »


Niles Perry: Holland, where is the baby?
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References Naughty Marietta (1935) See more »

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26 August 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

For a movie I haven't seen in 10 or 20 years, and one that I disliked on its initial release, THE OTHER sure has stuck with me. It is a low-budget, low-key retelling of a psychological horror novel by actor-turned-writer Tom Tryon, and it is pretty darned faithful to its source material. The twins playing the murderous kid are terrific, and veteran thesp Uta Hagen is a standout as the grandma. It used to run on TV a lot. Now it is a "lost" classic. See it if you can. There is a cellar sequence, of which I will say no more other than that it is key to the whole plot, that is sure to scare the pants off even the most hardened horror film fan.

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