The Other One (1946)


The Other One (1946)
La otra (original title)

Dolores Del Rio plays a dual role as identical twins - one good and one bad.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb  7.4 /10
Director Roberto Gavaldón
Writer Roberto Gavaldón
Writer Rian James
Writer José Revueltas
Writer Jack Wagner
Release Date1946-11-20
Runtime1h 38mins
GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Content Rating
Awards1 win & 6 nominations.
CompanyProducciones Mercurio
Magdalena Montes de Oca / María Méndez
Agustín Irusta
Agustín Irusta
Roberto González
Licenciado de la Fuente
Conchita Carracedo
Conchita Carracedo
Lic. Félix Mendoza
Detective de policía
Aguilar, policía

La Otra (film)

La Otra ("The Other" (feminine)), sometimes screened with the title The Other One, is a 1945 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, her twin sister, has a comfortable lifestyle. Maria kills her sister and assumes her identity and lifestyle. However, her life becomes complicated by her late sister's sleazy boyfriend Fernando (Víctor Junco), and by Roberto (Agustín Irusta), who loved the "dead" María.


It was shot at the Churubusco Studios in Mexico City.

The 96-page script was originally titled "The Other Woman" by José Revueltas, Jack Wagner and Roberto Gavaldón from a story by Ryan James. The Paul Kohler Agency represented the screenwriters.


  • 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

Other versions

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.