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Hidden River (1948)
"Río Escondido" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  30 November 1950 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
María Félix ...
Rosaura Salazar
Domingo Soler ...
El cura
Carlos López Moctezuma ...
Regino Sandoval - Cacique
Fernando Fernández ...
Felipe Navarro - pasante de medecina
Agustín Isunza ...
Brígido
Manuel Dondé ...
El Rengo
Eduardo Arozamena ...
Marcelino - viejo campesino
Arturo Soto Rangel ...
Dr. Don Felipe
Columba Domínguez ...
Merceditas
Juan García
Roberto Cañedo ...
Ayudante de la presidencia
Beatriz Germán Fuentes ...
Niña campesina (as niña Beatriz German)
Jaime Jiménez Pons ...
Goyito - el niño (as niño Jaime Jimenez)
Carlos Múzquiz ...
Leonardo
Guillermo Cramer
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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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Great propaganda against Mexico's ruling party.
20 August 2005 | by (Mexico) – See 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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