The Other Love

The Other Love is a 1947 American film noir drama romance film directed by Andre DeToth and starring Barbara Stanwyck, David Niven, and Richard Conte. Written by Ladislas Fodor and Harry Brown based on the story "Beyond" by Erich Maria Remarque, the film is about a concert pianist who is sent to a sanatorium in Switzerland to treat a serious lung illness.

The Other Love
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAndre DeToth
Produced byDavid Lewis
Screenplay by
Based on"Beyond"
by Erich Maria Remarque
Music byMiklós Rózsa
CinematographyVictor Milner
Edited byWalter A. Thompson
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • May 14, 1947 (1947-05-14)
Running time
95–97 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2.2 million[1]
Box office$1,850,000 (US rentals)[1]
$1 million (UK)[2]

In his review for The New York Times, Bosley Crowther called the film "a typical artificial romance on the heart-rending theme of Camille".[3]


Not knowing her illness is terminal, concert pianist Karen Duncan checks into a Switzerland sanatorium under the care of Dr. Tony Stanton, whose stern manner Karen does not like. One day she and another patient, Celestine Miller, enjoy a day away from the clinic and a night on the town, despite their doctor's advice.

Auto racer Paul Clermont is introduced to Karen and invites her to Monte Carlo. Although she is attracted to her doctor, Tony's seeming lack of interest in anything but her health causes Karen to accept Paul's invitation. She gambles, smokes and drinks, then returns to the sanatorium to discover that Celestine has died.

Panic-stricken, Karen's first impulse is to follow her doctor's orders to refrain from exerting herself. She disobeys, going away with Paul again and endangering her well-being. Only at the last possible minute does she return to Tony's side, where he proposes marriage to her and watches carefully as their future together hangs by a thread.


See also


  1. Variety review, July 14, 1948, pg. 12
  2. "Variety (June 1947)". Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  3. "The Other Love (1947)". The New York Times. May 15, 1947. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
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