The Other

The apparently sluggish opening reels of The Other subsequently justify themselves among many other mind-engrossing plot twists in this occult shocker. The film [written by actor Tom Tryon from his first novel] is an outstanding example of topflight writing structure and dialog, enhanced to full fruition by a knowing director.

With:
Uta Hagen Diana Muldaur Chris Udvarnoky Martin Udvarnoky Norma Connolly Victor French

The apparently sluggish opening reels of The Other subsequently justify themselves among many other mind-engrossing plot twists in this occult shocker. The film [written by actor Tom Tryon from his first novel] is an outstanding example of topflight writing structure and dialog, enhanced to full fruition by a knowing director.

On a small Connecticut farm in 1935 a tragedy-stricken family is plagued further with a series of deaths. The story unfolds around, and from the viewpoint of, Diana Muldaur’s two young identical-twin sons, expertly played by 10-year-olds Chris and Martin Udvarnoky. Martin is aloof, introverted, and a downbeat influence on Chris, whose more normal juvenile attributes and fantasies are nurtured lovingly by Hagen.

Tryon and Mulligan have seeded the story with many clues and visible occasions for misjudgment.

The Other

Production: 20th Century-Fox. Director Robert Mulligan; Producer Robert Mulligan; Screenplay Tom Tryon; Camera Robert L. Surtees; Editor Folmar Blangsted, O. Nicholas Brown; Music Jerry Goldsmith; Art Director Albert Brenner

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1972. Running time: 108 MIN.

With: Uta Hagen Diana Muldaur Chris Udvarnoky Martin Udvarnoky Norma Connolly Victor French

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