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The Other (1972)

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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Ada
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Alexandra
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Niles Perry
Martin Udvarnoky ...
Holland Perry
Norma Connolly ...
Aunt Vee
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Angelini
Loretta Leversee ...
Winnie
Lou Frizzell ...
Uncle George
Portia Nelson ...
Mrs. Rowe
Jenny Sullivan ...
Torrie
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Rider
Jack Collins ...
Mr. P.C. Pretty
Ed Bakey ...
Chan-yu
Clarence Crow ...
Russell
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Storyline

In the summer of 1935, 9-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 <harang@cajunnet.com>

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29 September 1972 (Sweden)  »

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Trivia

At the early stages of production, author-producer Tom Tryon wanted Ingrid Bergman for the role of Ada (the Grandmother), and Mark Lester for the dual roles of Niles and Holland. When Bergman passed, on account of a previous stage commitment, Uta Hagen was hired and brought aboard twins Chris Udvarnoky and Martin Udvarnoky. See more »

Goofs

Holland laughs as he leaves the room with the hydrocephalic baby, but his mouth doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

Niles Perry: Holland? Damn you, what are you doing in the dark anyway?
Holland Perry: I'm thinking. Close the door.
Niles Perry: (closes door) Thinking? About what?
Holland Perry: Old lady Rowe. Damn old bitch.
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Still Creepy After All These Years
28 November 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Like a lot of people here, I grew up with this movie. I believe that CBS started showing it in prime time as early as 1973. In any advent, they showed it a lot through the 70's, and I think I saw it every time. A lot of it made a huge impression on me as a kid:"Holland" performing the magic trick for his elderly neighbor, the kid jumping in the barn on the pitchfork (and the next cut is his casket being taken away), the circus freak show..... Most of all, director Robert Mulligan and company make the most benign setting (rural 1930s America) a scary place.

I just watched this again on AMC last night, and it holds up pretty well. Most people should see the twist coming, and the feel is distinctly early 70's California (in geography and look). However, this is miles above all those Exorcist ripoffs and 80's slasher films. See it!


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