DirectorRoberto Gavaldon Music directorRaul Lavista LanguageSpanish
WriterRian James, Roberto Gavaldon Release dateNovember 20, 1946 (1946-11-20) Initial releaseNovember 20, 1946 (Mexico) ScreenplayRoberto Gavaldon, Jose Revueltas CastDolores del Río (Magdalena Méndez / María Méndez), Agustín Irusta (Roberto González), Víctor Junco (Fernando), José Baviera (Licenciado de la Fuente), Manuel Dondé (Agente Vilár), Conchita Carracedo (Carmela) Similar moviesShe's the Man, The Celebration, The Prince of Tides, Nell, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Dead Ringer
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La Otra ("The Other" (feminine)), sometimes screened with the title The Other One, is a 1946 Mexican drama film directed by Roberto Gavaldón and starring Dolores del Río. The film inspired the movie Dead Ringer, starred by Bette Davis.
At a Christmas party, María Méndez (Dolores del Río) learns that Magdalena Mendez, her rich twin sister, had a very comfortable lifestyle, so she kills Magdalena and assumes her identity and lifestyle. However, her life becomes complicated by her late sister's sleazy boyfriend (Víctor Junco) and Roberto Gonzalez (Agustín Irusta), who loved the "dead" María.
La Otra is one of the best Del Río and Gavaldón films, as well the set designer Gunther Gerzso and photographer Alex Phillips, all important figures in the artistic Mexican world.
Dolores del Río as María and Magdalena Méndez
Víctor Junco Fernando
Agustín Irusta as Roberto Gonzalez
José Baviera as Sgt. De La Fuente
Manuel Dondé as agente Vilar
Conchita Carraced as Carmela
The script for La Otra was owned by Warner Bros. and is the same script as the 1964 version, Dead Ringer (1964), starring Bette Davis.