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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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Please don't reveal the secret of The Other. And DO see it from the start. See more »


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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

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

Niles is lying in bed with his grandmother comforting him. In the close-up shots of his face, his hair is hanging in bangs in his face, but in long shots, his hair has been pushed back away from his forehead. See more »

Quotes

Niles Perry: People always call it hawk. It's only a peregrine falcon. Peregrine for Perry.
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Alternate Versions

This voiceover from the broadcast television version (which hasn't aired in years... all recent showings show the true, theatrical version) is said in the final shot, by Niles, as follows:
  • "Holland, the game's over. We can't play the game anymore. But when the sheriff comes, I'll ask him if we can play it in our new home."
  • This voiceover immiediately follows Winnie saying "Niles, wash up now." This voiceover, however, cuts off something else that is said by Winnie. In the theatrical version, this voiceover is nonexistant, and Winnie says "Niles, wash up now. Time for lunch." and that is the last line of dialogue spoken in the movie. It is obvious that this ending was especially done for television so that the "bad guy doesn't get away with it." The theatrical version, without this voiceover, implies that Niles never does get caught.
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Pretty Darned Scary
19 July 2001 | by mpearcySee all my reviews

I'm a thirtysomething who saw this movie as a kid, and it still ranks among the scariest movies that I've ever seen. I've not had luck locating it on video, but, if you find it, check it out. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed. This is one scary movie that you're not likely to forget.


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