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Director:
Writers:
Tom Tryon (screenplay)
Tom Tryon (novel)
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Release Date:
29 September 1972 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
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 »
Awards:
1 win See more »
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Spooky See more (97 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)
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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:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Niles Perry:He went over like you said and...apologized.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Uninvited (2009)See more »

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17 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Spooky, 26 August 2003
Author: ctomvelu from usa

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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