Other, The (1972, USA) C-100m. *** D : Robert Mulligan. Starring Uta Hagen, Diana Muldaur, Chris Udvarnoky, Martin Udvarnoky, Norma Connolly, Victor French, John Ritter. Largely unheralded psycho drama, unjustly labeled a horror film, about twins growing up on a farm in 1930s Connecticut. One of them seems to represent good, the other evil, and their Russian grandmother Hagen keeps playing a strange game with them. What's the mystery behind it all? Unusual puzzler, well-filmed by Mulligan (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD), well-acted, too. May not always hold your attention, but highly interesting for buffs. Written by Thomas Tryon, based on his novel. Good score by Jerry Goldsmith.

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