Quino is a Mexican diver who discovers a pearl at the bottom of the sea. He and his wife Juana, and their son have just taken possession of a pearl that is worth thousands. Everyday people ...
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In Xochimilco 1909, María Candelaria and Lorenzo Rafael long for getting married but the odds are against them. Maria Candelaria is segregated for being a prostitute's child and the couple ... See full summary »
Dolores del Rio,
Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him... See full summary »
Mercedes (Marga Lopez) dances for money with the clients of Salon Mexico, a famous cabaret in Mexico City. Her younger sister Beatriz (Derbez) studies in an expensive private school, paid ... See full summary »
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Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a ... See full summary »
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Evita Muñoz 'Chachita',
Called by the Mexican President himself, and in spite of a heart condition, young teacher Rosaura Salazar travels to the deserted town of Rio Escondido to accomplish the mission of bringing... See full summary »
Carlos López Moctezuma,
Quino is a Mexican diver who discovers a pearl at the bottom of the sea. He and his wife Juana, and their son have just taken possession of a pearl that is worth thousands. Everyday people try to get in on the cash, even Pearl Dealers try to rip them off. When Quino is attacked one day, he kills his attackers in self defence. His brother suggests their only hope is to leave the village. But on their journey to give their son an education they never had, someone may just do anything to prevent it. Written by
Emilio Fernández, who was in love with Olivia de Havilland, thought she was the ideal actress to play the female starring role. De Havilland never knew of his secret love, but the director was able to get the government of Mexico City to change the name of the street he grew up on to "Dulce Olivia" (Sweet Olivia). See more »
This is a story that old men tell to children. They aren't sure where it happened or when.
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What can go wrong when you gather several geniuses in their respective fields: California's John Steinbeck(who later won the Literature Nobel prize), Gabriel Figueroa, Mexico's greatest movies photographer, and one of the all time greats in international cinematography, Mexico's Emilio "Indio" Fernandez??? This movie is among Mexico's greatest movies of all times. It is a story of greed and poverty(which by the way could still be a contemporary story), it is an impacting story about a poor Fisherman whose son was denied treatment by the ambitious foreign Doctor in the Village, and who later tries to steal from the ignorant Fisherman, a very valuable pearl he found in the sea. This movie was produced for RKO Radio Pictures and it was released in both English and Spanish. As an added piece of information, El Indio Fernandez, the Director, who was in platonic love with Olivia de Havilland wanted her to be the star of the picture, but more than likely this was never offered to her; So much was the love that he had for Olivia, that the street where he lived in Mexico was named Dulce Olivia(sweet Olivia) at his request. This movie was filmed in 1945, precisely during the "Golden Age" of Mexico's Cinematography.
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