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Director:
Writers:
Tom Tryon (screenplay)
Tom Tryon (novel)
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Release Date:
29 September 1972 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
Niles and Holland are as close as twin brothers can be. Appearances can be deceiving... and deadly. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win See more »
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(19 articles)
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There is no other like "The Other." A masterpiece of stark, deliberate madness. See more (101 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Uta Hagen ... Ada

Diana Muldaur ... Alexandra

Chris Udvarnoky ... Niles Perry
Martin Udvarnoky ... Holland Perry
Norma Connolly ... Aunt Vee

Victor French ... Angelini
Loretta Leversee ... Winnie
Lou Frizzell ... Uncle George
Portia Nelson ... Mrs. Rowe
Jenny Sullivan ... Torrie

John Ritter ... Rider
Jack Collins ... Mr. P.C. Pretty
Ed Bakey ... Chan-yu
Clarence Crow ... Russell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Melvin ... Sideshow Man (uncredited)
Carolyn Stellar ... Woman in the Mirror (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Mulligan 
 
Writing credits
Tom Tryon (screenplay) (as Thomas Tryon)

Tom Tryon (novel "The Other") (as Thomas Tryon)

Produced by
Don Kranze .... associate producer
Robert Mulligan .... producer
Tom Tryon .... executive producer (as Thomas Tryon)
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Surtees (director of photography) (as Robert L. Surtees)
 
Film Editing by
Folmar Blangsted 
O. Nicholas Brown 
 
Casting by
Alixe Gordin (uncredited)
William J. Kenney (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
 
Set Decoration by
Ruby R. Levitt  (as Ruby Levitt)
 
Makeup Department
Joe DiBella .... makeup artist
Dorothy White .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Gold .... assistant director
Don Kranze .... assistant director
Mark Sandrich Jr. .... assistant director (as Mark Sandrich)
John Barnwell .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ragnar Antonsen .... drapery swing gang (uncredited)
Barry Bedig .... property master (uncredited)
Earl W. Huntoon Jr. .... leadman (uncredited)
Clarence Fay Konkel .... carpenter (uncredited)
Bill Parks .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Ward Preston .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Don J. Bassman .... sound (as Don Bassman)
Jack Solomon .... sound
Al Yaylian .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Barth .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
James R. Connell .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bud Gray .... still photographer (uncredited)
Earl Kennedy .... gaffer (uncredited)
Dan Lambert .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jim Riggs .... local casting (uncredited)
Joanne Riggs .... local casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joanne Haas .... costumer
Thomas Welsh .... costumer (as Tommy Welsh)
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Aram Betkijian .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ray Quiroz .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Arthur Riley .... consultant (uncredited)
Estelle Schaffe .... production secretary (uncredited)
Carl Skelton .... location auditor (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
108 min | 100 min (FMC Library Print)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Germany:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:12 (DVD rating) | UK:X (original rating) | USA:PG (Approved No. 23156)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Set in 1935, Rider makes reference to the movie Murder in the Blue Room (1944).See more »
Quotes:
Niles Perry:You killed it, Holland. You killed it!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993) (V)See more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
There is no other like "The Other." A masterpiece of stark, deliberate madness., 7 February 2001
Author: gary brumburgh (gbrumburgh@aol.com) from Los Angeles, California

Seldom does a movie capture the pure essence of the novel from which it is derived. This is especially true with classic tales of terror. "The Shining" and "The Exorcist" are two blatant examples of mega-movies that "sold out" with inane dialogue, cheap scare tactics and over-baked performances. Sometimes it takes a little guy to show the big guys how to do it right.

Wisely, author (and former actor) Tom Tryon took no chances at having someone else toy with his fragile, exquisitely crafted tale of the supernatural and adapted the screenplay himself from his own novel. And we are all the better for it because "The Other" is arguably one of the most subtle, hauntingly elegant tales to grace the big screen. Might I be so bold as to say Tryon actually improves on his complex, often exasperating book in terms of continuity and clarity. An exercise in restraint, the screenplay is simple yet rich, carefully constructed, and motivated by strong, three-dimensional characters. The film itself is muscular in concept, tone, and visual image.

Identical twin boys living on a lonely, remote country homestead are left to their own imaginary devices for fun-and-games on the farm...with tragic results.

To say anything more would be unconscionable. Just don't let the languid pace of the film fool you. It's intentional. The movie slowly builds, giving in to one of the most shattering climaxes I've ever experienced, with plenty of plot twists to play with your mind. And, like Hitchcock at his best, its done with intelligence, not with buckets of blood.

The performances are stellar. Newcomers Chris and Martin Udvarnoky as the twins came out of nowhere to star in this modest little feature and disappeared just as quickly. Which is eerie in itself since these two youngsters are absolute naturals and could have easily been the Haley Joel Osments of the 70s. Diana Muldaur is quite moving here, possessing the right mixture of anguish and dread as the twins' invalid mother. This role is a far cry from the feisty cut-throat attorney she played years later on "L.A. Law." Other familiar faces include Victor "Highway to Heaven" French as a menacing hired hand and a pre-"Three's Company" John Ritter as the buoyant father-to-be. Best of all, however, is the chance to see legendary acting coach Uta Hagen in a rare, heart-wrenching turn as the boys' altruistic grandmother. Her last scenes will not soon be forgotten.

This moody little thriller deserved a bigger and better release. Don't miss it. And don't forget "the game"!!!

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