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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Evita Muñoz 'Chachita',
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
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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