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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 »


Emilio Fernández


Emilio Fernández (story), Mauricio Magdaleno (adaptation)
9 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


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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


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

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1.37 : 1
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20 February 2006 | by trevornoelSee all my reviews

The president of Mexico has his country and people at heart, and he is looking for solutions. He knew that education is the key to making his country a better place, that's why he targeted the educators and gave them special assignments. This is where maria Felix shows that she has interest in her village Rio Escondido and her nation as well. This shows how teachers have are very influential or is necessary for the development of a nation and even those in authority knew that and invested in that.

Nevertheless, even though there are people who want things to change there are people who will oppose these positive changes because they will not gain as much want as they want and probably loose some of their power because people have become aware of the injustice done to them like wise gain the ability to be on equal grounds with these unfair figures. This was the case of the selfish mean president of the municipal of Escondido. He recognized the talent of maria Felix and pretended he cared for the people and even her. This shows that we must be careful of people when the show certain changes quickly because they recognized talent , and don't fall for these changes but observe these person to make sure it was genuine changes , as in the case of the PM of the municipal , who did that because he liked maria Felix.

Ultimately, because of his double standards she was able to complete her task of gaining means and methods of helping her country. This also tells us we can also learn from our mistakes and from the people who are doing injustices in our communities and because of these local experiences we are therefore able to help other communities and ultimately nations.

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