MEXICO: Debut

The prospect had Mexican Movie Actress Maria Felix biting her nails. She was afraid that in her new picture, Rio Escondido, a bit-player would steal the show. The bit-player: President Miguel Alemán, playing himself when he presents Maria Felix as a schoolma'am an award for her fight against illiteracy. For Alemán, who knew Hollywood well in pre-presidential days and who is now anxious to give Mexican movies a hand up, it would be a screen debut. Said famed Director "El Indio" Fernandez last week, readying camera, lights and greasepaint: "I'm sure the...

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