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La perla (1947)

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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 ... See full summary »

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María Elena Marqués ...
Fernando Wagner ...
Gilberto González ...
Charles Rooner ...
Doctor
Juan García ...
Aid 2
Alfonso Bedoya ...
Godfather
Raúl Lechuga ...
Dealer 2
Max Langler ...
Peasant
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Luz Alba
Guillermo Calles
Maria Elena Cuadros ...
Juanita
Columba Domínguez
Andrés Huesca
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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 Wallace Entertainment

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12 September 1947 (Mexico)  »

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Richard Anderson's film debut. See more »

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Narrator: This is a story that old men tell to children. They aren't sure where it happened or when.
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A Masterpiece of world film-making
3 November 2003 | by (Aguascalientes, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Making an adaptation off John Steinbeck's short novel wasn't easy and always a feat.But Emilio Fernandez and Gabriel Figueroa did it in a succesful way.

Pedro Armendariz repeats on a high class of acting role as in 'Maria Candelaria'. Once again the cinematography of Gabriel Figueroa ranks among the best he's done. (the cinematography of this movie earned him, a prize at the Cannes Film Festival).

The aid of Mr. Steinbeck himself, helped Emilio to adapt the screenplay just as good as the novel itself.

This movie has no flaws and it ranks among the best in Mexico Film History, a must see.


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