The Other One (1946)
|Genre||Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller|
|Awards||1 win & 6 nominations.|
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
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.