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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 »
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1 win See more »
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User Reviews:
Simply brilliant! See more (98 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:
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:
Errors in geography: Although the story takes place in Connecticut, it betrays its California shooting location in the flashback scene to the boys' birthday. It is supposed to be the middle of March but all the trees in the yard are in full bloom as they never can be in late winter in New England.See more »
Quotes:
Niles Perry:It is my ring, isn't it? You GAVE it to me, didn't you?
Holland Perry:Cripes sake, yes! I gave it to ya. Now would you forget about the ring?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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29 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Simply brilliant!, 13 August 2004
Author: emiller72us from Virginia

What can I say? This is an excellent film! I caught the beginning of "The Other" a few months ago on AMC, and of course, it was coming on late on a Saturday night...I didn't get to finish it, but what I saw intrigued me enough to look for the film. As I began to search the web, I found that the movie was based on an out-of-print book by Thomas Tryon. I picked up the book first, and was mesmerized! I also bought a copy for my mother, a bona-fide horror guru. I began talking up the book amongst my friends, many of whom were surprised that I claimed to be a horror fan and had never seen the film!

The movie has a definite look and feel to it, and Mulligan is to be commended for it. From the opening credits, featuring the incomparable Jerry Goldsmith's score, to the opening scenes in the woods, you know that no good is going to come of this. I won't spoil the film for those (and there's no doubt many) that haven't seen it. If you enjoy a good, solid psychological horror story, you will not be disappointed. If you're looking for blood and gore, don't bother.

There's solid performances from the twins, and of course, from Uta Hagen. My one true complaint comes from the ending...it seemed a little rushed, and deviated from the book too much, in a production that otherwise had followed the book quite faithfully. Tryon did write the screenplay himself, based on his own book, so how much can one complain about it? I just feel that the film would've benefited from another ten minutes, ending exactly like the book, including the surprising (and wide-open for interpretation) last chapter.

I adore discovering a film or book that I've never heard of, and, once discovering it, find that the movie has a lot of fans. This is another such movie. It deserves to be on DVD in the worst kind of way. Fans of thrilling, psychological, suspenseful movies will be well served by "The Other." If you haven't seen it, or read it, you should.

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