Rina (TV series)

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Telenovela Rina.jpg
Created byOriginal Story
Inés Rodena
Luis Reyes de la Maza
Directed byDimitrio Sarrás
StarringOfelia Medina
Enrique Álvarez Félix
María Rubio
Carlos Ancira
Alicia Rodríguez
Ana Laura Maldonado
Rafael Llamas
Country of originMexico
Original language(s)Spanish
No. of episodes174
Executive producer(s)Valentín Pimstein
Production location(s)Mexico City, Mexico
CinematographyFernando Chacón
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Televisa
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Original releaseJanuary 24, 1977 –
January 23, 1978
Preceded byMañana será otro día
Followed byMamá campanita
Related showsLa italianita (1973)
Rubí rebelde (1989)
Sarang (Korean drama)(1990)
María Mercedes (1992)
Inocente de Ti (2004)
María Esperança (2007)
Maria Mercedes (Philippine version) (2013)

Rina is a Mexican telenovela produced by Valentín Pimstein for Televisa in 1977.[1] It was written by Inés Rodena and starred Ofelia Medina[2] as a hunchback named Rina, Enrique Álvarez Félix as her love interest named Carlos Augusto and María Rubio as main villain of the history named Rafaela, it is a remake of the Venezuelan telenovela "La italianita" produced by RCTV in 1973 which is based on the original "Enamorada".


Rina is a poor young hunchbacked woman who sells flowers on the streets of Mexico City, she approaches cars at stop-lights to offer her products and one day she meets an old rich man. The man gets acquainted with Rina and eventually manipulates her into marrying him; the old man dies soon afterwards, and Rina is faced with dealing with his greedy sister-in-law Rafaela (María Rubio) as well as her feelings for the son of that woman, Carlos Augusto.



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