LA OTRA (1946)
[THE OTHER ONE]
Screening solo on June 3 and as a Double Feature with EN LA PALMA DE TU MANO on June 5
In this noirish crime drama, Dolores del Río plays identical twins: María, a poor manicurist who leads a life of hardship, and Magdalena, who married the wealthy man María once loved. When the estranged sisters meet again at the funeral of Magdalena's husband, María begins to wonder how her life would be if she were in her sister's place. Del Río had enjoyed a successful film career in Hollywood during the '20s and '30s, before returning to her native Mexico in the '40s and becoming one of the country's most beloved stars. LA OTRA is the first feature she made under her own production company, Mercurio, and the first collaboration between Roberto Gavaldón and writer and political activist José Revueltas, who worked on 11 more movies together. Almost two decades later, in 1964, Paul Henreid directed the American remake DEAD RINGER, starring Bette Davis. (Note courtesy of UCLA Film and Television Archive.) DIR/SCR Roberto Gavaldón; SCR José Revueltas; PROD Mauricio de la Serna. Mexico, 1946, b&w, 98 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.