The River and Death (1954)

06/30/1955 (MX) Drama 1h 31m


A useless and bloody vendetta has been going on for ages between two families in this Mexican village. Men, sons, have killed each other for generations, for a so-called conception of honor in a revenge that never ends since it is also triggered by people of the village. Now, today, there are only two sons left, one in each family. One has become a doctor in the big city and his culture is modern. The other last one - of the other family - hasn't left the village and is waiting for the doctor to come "home" as he plans to kill him, to settle this war on this matter of honor once and for all. And the people of the village want blood.

  1. Luis Buñuel

    Director, Writer

  2. Luis Alcoriza


Top Billed Cast

  1. Columba Domínguez

    Columba Domínguez


  2. Miguel Torruco

    Miguel Torruco

    Felipe Anguiano

  3. Joaquín Cordero

    Joaquín Cordero

    Gerardo Anguiano

  4. Jaime Fernández

    Romulo Menchaca

  5. Víctor Alcocer

    Víctor Alcocer

    Polo Menchaca

  6. Silvia Derbez

    Silvia Derbez


  7. José Elías Moreno

    José Elías Moreno

    Don Nemesio

  8. Carlos Martínez Baena

    Carlos Martínez Baena

    Padre Julián

  9. Alfredo Varela


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The River and Death

Original Title El río y la muerte

Status Released

Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Budget -

Revenue -


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