Río Escondido (1948 film)

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Río Escondido
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Directed byEmilio Fernández
Produced byRaúl de Anda
Written byEmilio Fernández
Mauricio Magdaleno
StarringMaría Félix
Fernando Fernández
Carlos López Moctezuma
Columba Domínguez
Music byFrancisco Domínguez
CinematographyGabriel Figueroa
Edited byGloria Schoemann
Distributed byProducciones Raul de Anda
Release date
  • February 12, 1948 (1948-02-12)
Running time
110 minutes

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.[1]:124 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.


  1. ^ Fein, Seth (1999). "From Collaboration to Containment: Hollywood and the International Political Economy of Mexican Cinema after the Second World War". In Hershfield, Joanne; Maciel, David R. Mexico’s Cinema: A Century of Film and Filmmakers. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources. pp. 123–163.

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