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The Other (1972)

PG | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 26 May 1972 (USA)
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.

Director:

Robert Mulligan

Writers:

Tom Tryon (screenplay) (as Thomas Tryon), Tom Tryon (novel) (as Thomas Tryon)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Uta Hagen ... Ada
Diana Muldaur ... Alexandra
Chris Udvarnoky ... Niles Perry
Martin Udvarnoky Martin Udvarnoky ... Holland Perry
Norma Connolly Norma Connolly ... Aunt Vee
Victor French ... Angelini
Loretta Leversee Loretta Leversee ... Winnie
Lou Frizzell Lou Frizzell ... Uncle George
Portia Nelson ... Mrs. Rowe
Jenny Sullivan ... Torrie
John Ritter ... Rider
Jack Collins ... Mr. P.C. Pretty
Ed Bakey Ed Bakey ... Chan-yu
Clarence Crow Clarence Crow ... Russell
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Storyline

In the summer of 1935, 12-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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El otro See more »

Filming Locations:

Angels Camp, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

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: Ada, can I be something else today? Bigger than a flower. Please? Let's play the game...the GREAT game!
Ada: The great game is it?
Niles Perry: Please? PLEASE?
Ada: Very well, then. The great game it shall be!
Niles Perry: Oh boy! Come on!
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Referenced in Lovelace (2013) See more »

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A great, great horror film
6 July 2000 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

As someone has already mentioned, this is the kind of film no one talks about but never forgets. A VERY creepy tale of two twins--one good, the other evil--and what happens one summer.

The setting is beautiful (1920s Midwest), the acting is superb (especially those creepy twins) and there is a real shocking twist halfway through. Also there are a few death scenes in the movie all done with no blood or gore, but they're among the scariest I've ever seen. I'll NEVER forget the shot of someone falling down a well or the father falling down a ladder and landing headfirst on a cement floor. It also ends on a very ambiguous note--the book is clearer.

This is not a horror film that leaps out at you--the scares in it are quiet ones. An unique and excellent psychological horror film--DO NOT MISS IT!!!


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