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Hidden River (1948)

Río Escondido (original title)
Called by the Mexican President himself, and in spite of a heart condition, young teacher Rosaura Salazar travels to the deserted town of Rio Escondido to accomplish the mission of bringing... See full summary »

Director:

Emilio Fernández

Writers:

Emilio Fernández (story), Mauricio Magdaleno (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
María Félix ... Rosaura Salazar
Carlos López Moctezuma ... Don Regino Sandoval - Cacique
Fernando Fernández ... Felipe Navarro - pasante de medecina
Agustín Isunza Agustín Isunza ... Brígido
Manuel Dondé ... El Rengo, esbirro de Regino
Eduardo Arozamena Eduardo Arozamena ... Don Marcelino
Arturo Soto Rangel ... Maestro Monroy
Columba Domínguez ... Merceditas
Juan García ... Esbirro de Regino
Roberto Cañedo ... Ayudante de la presidencia
Beatriz Germán Fuentes Beatriz Germán Fuentes ... Raquel (as niña Beatriz German)
Jaime Jiménez Pons Jaime Jiménez Pons ... Goyito (as niño Jaime Jimenez)
Carlos Múzquiz Carlos Múzquiz ... Leonardo
Guillermo Cramer Guillermo Cramer ... Esbirro de Regino
Sergio Arroyo Sergio Arroyo
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Called by the Mexican President himself, and in spite of a heart condition, young teacher Rosaura Salazar travels to the deserted town of Rio Escondido to accomplish the mission of bringing education to the poorest people. Being there, Salazar has to fight Regino Sandoval the evil landlord of the town. He has transformed the town into his own property, imposing his will and spreading death everywhere. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

30 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hidden River See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor) (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Great propaganda against Mexico's ruling party.
20 August 2005 | by andrescardenasgSee all my reviews

What can be more captivating than a rural Teacher who tries to act according to her principles, rather than giving up to the Politicals very particular interests??? Mexico had for many years, been exploited by a gang of people that had made Mexico, their own territory. Local "caciques" (controllers of the regions)were the ones that really controlled the Country. It has been said since ever, that ignorance is the best ally that any one can have. In those times, teachers, and anyone else for that matter had to accept what the local leaders had to say about education. This movie shows what an independent person can do to change the status of the establishment. Good movie to watch.


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