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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

In post-production, editing done to the film caused over half of Jerry Goldsmith's music to be left out. The soundtrack was finally available in 1997 along with The Mephisto Waltz (1971). See more »

Goofs

When Niles is talking to his mother, she drops her flowers and Niles hops down to pick them up. When he does so his small can of Prince Albert pipe tobacco falls to the floor spilling the contents. However, it can be seen that the contents had already been placed before the can hits the floor. See more »

Quotes

Ada: And when I came here and found this church, this angel became for me, The Angel of the Brighter Day, you see?
Niles: Do you still believe she will come?
Ada: Yes.
Niles: Will the angel come for me when I die?
Ada: If you believe, then surely she will.
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Referenced in Reflections of Evil (2002) See more »

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Polanski directs The Waltons
4 July 2000 | by (New Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

This movie will sneak up and give you the spooks! From the very first shot, you start to feel creepy, and all you see is a kid playing in the woods. The power of the film is in the brilliant cinematography. the camera moves in a way to suggest, insinuate, something evil. Amazingly, not one drop of blood is shown in the entire film. But it is very disturbing. Some of the photography is also beautiful, the dandylion seeds. But the real power is in the camera movement, that makes you sense something lurking...camerawork is a very important part of the telling of this twisted tale, because the camera depicts certain complex psychological "realities". An astonishingly well-made film, if you're a Roman Polanski fan, this one is as good as Roman's best stuff. A pleasure to see such complex, subtle, well-made horror.


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