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Rina (1977–1978)
TV Series | Drama, Romance

"Rina" is a macabre telenovela that tells the rags to riches story of a poor hunchback and destitute girl who sells straw dolls in the street and eventually comes to inherit a large house and fortune. As the storyline progresses, it ...See more"Rina" is a macabre telenovela that tells the rags to riches story of a poor hunchback and destitute girl who sells straw dolls in the street and eventually comes to inherit a large house and fortune. As the storyline progresses, it incorporates an occult theme. Rina sells dolls made of straws on the street to support her paraplegic father and younger brother and sister who attend school. One day she passes a house on the street owned by a rich man, Leopoldo, who sticks his head out the window and befriends Rina. Later, he manipulates her into marriage, although he is elderly and sick. Rafaela, Leopoldo's sinister and materialistic sister-in-law, wishes Leopoldo would die so she can inherit his fortune. Leopoldo, however, will have his revenge. Upon Leopoldo's suspicious death, it is learned during the reading of the will that Rina will inherit the house and all assets--but only if she agrees to live there. Rafaela will not inherit the house, but will be allowed to live there with her sister and son, Carlos Augusto. Naturally, this infuriates Rafaela, who with her sister concocts a sinister plan to disinherit Rina and make her leave the house, by getting Rina to marry Carlos Augusto. Her son Carlos Augusto opposes this idea. Once living in the house, Rina experiences strange and and inexplicable phenomenon that are difficult to explain. "Rina" premiered in 1977 and ran through January 1978. Its original bleak ending was changed. Remade as "Maria Mercedes" with Thalia in the nineties. Written by elwileycoyote@aol.com See less
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Updated Jan 24, 1977

Release date (First episode)
Jan 24, 1977 (Mexico)

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Enrique Álvarez Félix
Carlos Augusto Carlos Augusto   See fewer
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María Rubio
Rafaela Rafaela   See fewer
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Carlos Ancira
Leopoldo Leopoldo   See fewer
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Rosa María Moreno
Dionisia Dionisia   See fewer
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Rafael Llamas
Carmelo Carmelo   See fewer
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Sasha Montenegro
Marcela Marcela   See fewer
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Alicia Rodríguez
María Julia María Julia   See fewer
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Magda Guzmán
Doña Chana Doña Chana   See fewer
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Aurora Molina
Eleuteria Eleuteria   See fewer
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Virginia Gutiérrez
Marcela's Mother Marcela's Mother   See fewer
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Raúl Meraz
Guillermo Guillermo   See fewer
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Lupita Lara
Margarita Margarita   See fewer
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Javier Ruán
Daniel Daniel   See fewer
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Rafael Banquells
Acusador Acusador   See fewer
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Tony Carbajal
Agente Min Pub Agente Min Pub   See fewer
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Miguel Córcega
Papa de Gisela Papa de Gisela   See fewer
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Alberto Gavira
Sacerdote Sacerdote   See fewer
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Teresa Grobois
Doña Adelaida Doña Adelaida   See fewer
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Angela Villanueva
Angelina Angelina   See fewer
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Olga Breeskin
Silvia Silvia   See fewer
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Juanito Juanito   See fewer
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Rodolfo Rodolfo   See fewer
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Renata Flores
Renata Renata   See fewer
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Gerardo del Castillo
Manolo (1977) Manolo (1977)   See fewer
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Lambertie Lambertie   See fewer
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Miguel Palmer
Lic. Carrillo Lic. Carrillo   See fewer
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Salvador Pineda
El Nene El Nene   See fewer
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Enfermera Enfermera   See fewer
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Martha Martha   See fewer
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El Chato El Chato   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 28 votes