*La Otra (The Other One)*. 1964. Mexico. Directed by Roberto Gavaldón. Courtesy Filmoteca de la UNAM

La otra (The Other One). 1946. Mexico. Directed by Roberto Gavaldón. Screenplay by Roberto Gavaldón, Rian James, José Revueltas, Jack Wagner. With Dolores del Rio, Agustín Irusta, Víctor Junco. In Spanish; English subtitles. 98 min.

Gavaldón collaborated with his favorite screenwriter, José Revueltas, to create this distinctly Mexican variant on the time-honored Evil Twin plot: this time, it’s the great Dolores del Rio, returning to Mexico from her Hollywood period, who plays the central dual role, as a meek, bespectacled manicurist and her mercenary, man-eating sister. But in this case, envy proves to be a greater sin than avarice. The film was based on an unproduced screenplay commissioned for Bette Davis, who eventually made her version in 1964: Dead Ringer, directed by Paul Henreid.

  1. Saturday, May 4,
    4:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Friday, April 26,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2