Wild Flower (1943 film)

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Wild Flower
Directed by Emilio Fernández
Produced by Agustin J. Fink
Written by Emilio Fernández
Mauricio Magdaleno
Starring Dolores del Río
Pedro Armendáriz
Miguel Ángel Ferríz
Fernando Soto LaMarina
Mimí Derba
Music by Francisco Domínguez
Cinematography Gabriel Figueroa
Edited by Jorge Bustos
Distributed by Films Mundiales
Release dates
Running time
94 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

Wild Flower (Spanish:Flor silvestre) is a 1943 Mexican historical film directed by Emilio Fernández and starring Dolores del Río and Pedro Armendáriz.[1] Is the first Mexican movie of Dolores del Río after her career in Silent and Golden Age's Hollywood films. It's the first movie of an extended collaboration between Fernández-Del Rio-Armendáriz, Gabriel Figueroa (cinematography) and Mauricio Magdaleno (writer). It also marked the debut of Emilia Guiú in a small role as an extra.


Esperanza (Dolores del Río), a young and beautiful woman, narrates to her son her history across the Mexican Revolution.


  • Dolores del Río .... Esperanza
  • Pedro Armendáriz .... José Luis Castro
  • Emilio Fernández .... Rogelio Torres
  • Miguel Ángel Ferriz Sr. .... don Francisco
  • Armando Soto La Marina "Chicote" .... Reynaldo
  • Agustín Isunza .... Nicanor
  • Eduardo Arozamena .... Melchor
  • Mimí Derba .... doña Clara
  • Margarita Cortés .... sister of José Luis
  • Manuel Dondé .... Úrsulo Torres
  • José Elías Moreno .... colonel Pánfilo Rodríguez, Esperanza
  • Lucha Reyes
  • Trío Calaveras
  • Pedro Galindo .... Pedro
  • Carlos Riquelme
  • Tito Novaro .... son of Esperanza
  • Emilia Guiú .... an extra


  1. ^ Segre p.97


  • Segre, Erica. Intersected Identities: Strategies of Visualisation in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Mexican Culture. Berghahn Books, 2007.

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