Río Escondido (1948 film)

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Río Escondido
Rio escondido.jpg
Directed by Emilio Fernández
Produced by Raúl de Anda
Written by Emilio Fernández
Mauricio Magdaleno
Starring María Félix
Fernando Fernández
Carlos López Moctezuma
Columba Domínguez
Music by Francisco Domínguez
Cinematography Gabriel Figueroa
Edited by Gloria Schoemann
Distributed by Producciones Raul de Anda
Release date
  • February 12, 1948 (1948-02-12)
Running time
110 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

Río Escondido is a 1948 Mexican drama film directed by Emilio Fernández and starring María Félix.


The President of México sends Rosaura (María Félix), a young teacher, to educate a remote rural village known as Río Escondido. The goodwill of Rosaura is impaired by Don Regino Sandoval (Carlos López Moctezuma), the town's tyrannical sheriff. The situation worsens when Regino falls in love with Rosaura, making it a living hell that she can only win through her strong will.

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