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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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A disturbing psychological horror film with a twist ending 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:
Anachronisms: When Niles is talking to his mother in the front yard in 1935, a jet plane is heard going overhead.See more »
Quotes:
Uncle George:Are you ready for the big race?
Niles:What race?
Uncle George:The human race!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Uninvited (2009)See more »

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50 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
A disturbing psychological horror film with a twist ending, 13 September 2001
Author: tommyrockt (tommyrockt@aol.com) from New York City, New York, USA

I first saw this film as a child but its images haunted me for many years. This terrifying film has rarely been broadcast since, but was recently shown on American Movie Classics and I found it as frightening as I remembered. It is notable for the performance of the legendary acting teacher, Uta Hagen, whose film and TV appearances are limited but whose teachings are highly regarded in the acting world. Her role as Ada, the Russian grandmother of mysterious twin boys with a terrible secret, is perhaps not one of the great roles in film history, but her performance lends the film a tragic depth which makes the events seem all the more horrible. TV's John Ritter also has a small but important role as another member of the family beset by crises and dire events. And the late Portia Nelson, one of the nuns from THE SOUND OF MUSIC, also makes an appearance. Like many horror films of the 70's, this film sets a child's innocence against a malevolent force but, unlike The Exorcist or The Omen, doesn't involve supernatural elements. The horror is almost entirely psychological and involves the twins' relationship and a grief-stricken family. It would be foolish to give away too many details because the plot twists and shocking ending are so effective, but this film, without explicit violence or gore manages, to make an impact and is a must-see for horror fans.

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