The Other Person

The Other Person (Dutch: Onder spiritistischen dwang) is a 1921 Dutch-British[3] silent mystery film directed by Maurits Binger and B.E. Doxat-Pratt. It was a co-production between a Dutch film company and a British film company.[4]

The Other Person
Directed byMaurits Binger
B. E. Doxat-Pratt
Written byFergus Hume (novel)
Benedict James (screenplay)
StarringZoe Palmer
Adelqui Migliar
Arthur Pusey
Ivo Dawson[1]
CinematographyFeiko Boersma
Jan Smit
Release date
12 April 1921
Running time
74 minutes
CountriesNetherlands
Great Britain[2]
LanguageSilent

The film was based on a 1920 mystery novel called The Other Person which was written by Fergus Hume, the prolific author of crime fiction, thrillers and mysteries. Lead actress Zoe Palmer went on to star in Sweeney Todd (1928).[5]

PlotEdit

The film is about a spiritualist whose darkest secret is revealed during a seance, a scene that critic Troy Howarth said was strikingly similar to a scene in Dario Argento's 1974 film Deep Red, in which a murderer is unmasked during a seance.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 242.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  2. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 242.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  3. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 242.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  4. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 242.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  5. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 242.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  6. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 242.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.

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