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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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There have been all the others. Now there is The Other 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) | (DVD release)

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: What's the last thing you'd like to see before you die?
Holland: The LAST thing?
Niles: I mean, if there was one very last thing you could wish to see before you die, what would it be?
Holland: Listen, if I was dying, I'd be too busy doing just that. And so would you!
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Alternate Versions

When shown on Network Television the last shot contained a voiceover, in which the person in the shot said they were going to tell the sheriff the truth about all the bad things which had been going on. See more »

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Referenced in Reflections of Evil (2002) See more »

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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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