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The Pearl (1947)

La perla (original title)
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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Fernando Wagner ...
Gilberto González ...
Charles Rooner ...
Doctor
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Aid 2
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Godfather
Raúl Lechuga ...
Dealer 2
Max Langler ...
Peasant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luz Alba
Guillermo Calles
Maria Elena Cuadros ...
Juanita
Columba Domínguez
Andrés Huesca
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Narrator: This is a story that old men tell to children. They aren't sure where it happened or when.
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Alternate-language version of The Pearl (1947) See more »

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La Bamba
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Performed by Los Costeños
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A visual feast!!!
13 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a Brit happily married to a Mexicana for many years and lived in Mexico for a number of years.

La Perla is a photographic masterpiece of significant beauty and well worth seeing for the magnificence of the incredible use of natural light to highlight the scenery.

In addition to the two main stars the cast contains a number of actors whose work I have enjoyed immensely and the scenes depicting the singing and dancing at the local fiesta bring back to me countless memories of pleasure during my life in that beautiful country.

This film really does reflect the Golden Years of the Mexican Fim Industry.


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