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Simitrio (1960)

| Drama, Family | 1963 (USA)
An elderly teacher, who works in a rural school and is about to remain completely blind, has to support a group of rebellious and mischievous students.


Jesús Cárdenas (screenplay), Emilio Gómez Muriel (screenplay) (as E. Gómez Muriel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
José Elías Moreno ... Don Cipriano
Javier Tejeda Javier Tejeda ... Luis Ángel
Carlos López Moctezuma ... Don Fermín
Roberto Álvarez Roberto Álvarez ... Alumno
Felipe Lara Felipe Lara ... Alumno
Rodolfo Landa hijo Rodolfo Landa hijo ... Alumno (as Rodolfo Landa Jr.)
Ramiro Barroso Ramiro Barroso ... Alumno
Carlos Huerta Carlos Huerta ... Alumno
María Teresa Rivas María Teresa Rivas ... Victoria Cortés
Emma Roldán ... Catalina
José Loza José Loza ... Antonio (as José Losa)
Amado Zumaya Amado Zumaya ... Carlos
Manuel Vergara 'Manver' Manuel Vergara 'Manver' ... Pedro (as Manuel Vergara)
Pepe Hernández Pepe Hernández ... Adalberto (as José Hernandez)
Julio Alemán ... Fernando


An elderly teacher, who works in a rural school and is about to remain completely blind, has to support a group of rebellious and mischievous students.

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Drama | Family







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1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)


Color (Eastmancolor)
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Written by Ricardo Castro
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Top Quality Mexican Drama
10 October 2006 | by adolfo-22See all my reviews

The plot and the story are hard for me to follow thoroughly since the last time I saw this movie was about 20 years ago, but I do have memories of great moments along the scenes.

A well thought drama and performed nicely by the young but talented cast.

You will have to adapt to the lack of audio and video quality of modern times, but it is easily compensated by the quality of the story.

You can say it's a family movie but there are things and situations better understood by young adults and older.

As a quick summary, the story is developed on a rural community and the main character is the rural school teacher who is about to lose his job and his sight due to a degenerative visual illness. The students don't miss a chance to play nasty jokes on his more then patient teacher... things change when a new boy attends to class, and there is where the roller coaster ride begins.


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