A man becomes a thief out of desperation. If his identity becomes known, his neighbors might lynch him. The only friendly face in town is the local priest.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) (as Jesús 'Murciélago' Velázquez)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In order to save Jewish girl from the Nazis and their colaborators, Croatian family arranges her to be wed to their young son. Young man is displeased with sudden end to his careless youth ... See full summary »

Director: France Stiglic
Stars: Dusica Zegarac, Boris Dvornik, Branko Tatic
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man is wrongfully imprisoned for five years. Once out, he hears about his wife's supposed adventures outside of their marriage and becomes increasingly jealous.

Director: Hans W. Geissendörfer
Stars: Brigitte Fossey, Helmut Griem, Dieter Laser
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Letter to the King portrays five people on a day trip from a refugee camp to Oslo, a welcome change in an otherwise monotonous life. But we soon realize that each and every one of them has ... See full summary »

Director: Hisham Zaman
Stars: Ali Bag Salimi, Zheer Durhan, Nazmi Kirik
En el hoyo I (2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A portrait of the construction workers involved in building the second deck of Mexico City's Periferico freeway.

Director: Juan Carlos Rulfo
Stars: Salvador Enriquez Castillo, Sofia García López, José Guadalupe Calzada
Vera (2003)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The story of an android that raises alive in the deepest caves of the mayan zone in México and meets and old dying man. They will stablish a spiritual bond than enlightens the old mayan and... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Athié
Stars: Urara Kusanagi, Marco Antonio Arzate
Die Freunde der Freunde (TV Movie 2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Dominik Graf
Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Sabine Timoteo, Florian Stetter
Sin destino (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

This is a shocking movie that deals with a 15-year-old gay boy who rents his body to men in order to pay for his drug abuses. Frank, tired of being termed a homosexual by others, confides ... See full summary »

Director: Leopoldo Laborde
Stars: Francisco Rey, David Valdez, Roberto Cobo
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The film shows the history of the Neapolitan popular revolt against the invading Germans, during the second world war. During the four days in Naples the revolt turns over in just few hours... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Loy
Stars: Raffaele Barbato, Charles Belmont, Regina Bianchi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Animas Trujano is a colorful but irresponsible Indian in a small Mexican village. He hopes above all things someday to be chosen mayordomio of his village, a place of great honor usually ... See full summary »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Columba Domínguez, Flor Silvestre
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The plot is set in an underdeveloped and remote area of a fictitious country, where the locals try to build an asphalt road in spite of careless attitude of the Government. The story ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe De Santis
Stars: Silvana Pampanini, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Massimo Girotti
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Ellen McNulty loses her hamburger joint and goes to see her son, who marries a socialite at the same time. Due to her modest background and a case of mistaken identity, Ellen poses as the newlyweds' cook.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Arthur Maria Rabenalt
Stars: Gusti Huber, Siegfried Breuer, Robert Lindner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Eufemio Zárate
Norma Angélica ...
Chabela
Andrés Soler ...
Don Tomás Cruz
Anita Blanch ...
Señorita Prisca
Noé Murayama ...
Matías
Juan Carlos Ortiz ...
Nico (as niño Juan Carlos Ortíz)
Pancho Córdova ...
Rito, sacristán
Eric del Castillo ...
Doroteo
Dolores Camarillo ...
Dolores (as Dolores Camarillo 'Fraustita')
Antonio Bravo ...
Doctor
Amado Zumaya ...
Máximo
...
Amigo de Eufemio
Salvador Terroba ...
Vecino
Yolanda Ortiz ...
Comadre de Chabela
Manuel Dondé ...
Mendigo ciego
Edit

Storyline

A man becomes a thief out of desperation. If his identity becomes known, his neighbors might lynch him. The only friendly face in town is the local priest.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 December 1962 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

The Pearl of Tlayucan  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Drama in town!
23 September 2011 | by (Houston, USA) – See all my reviews

Every single name in the cast (Andrés Soler, Noé Murayama, Anita Blanch, Julio Aldama, Pancho Córdoba, Eric del Castillo, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, José Gálvez, et.al.) is a big name in Mexican cinema. It is wonderful to see them all together making up a whole town. And then comes the story. Feelings of pain, desperation, disillusion, wrath, revenge, redemption... go like a domino effect through each and every single one of the inhabitants of this town. They all change after this incident, because everybody was either with or against poor Eufemio Zárate (Aldama). Eufemio's kid was sick and he was so desperate, he did something unforgivable. Somehow is caught and to make matters worse a little pig steals the scene with its antics. It is the Priest who have to settle matters down. After that, nobody will look at anybody else with the same eyes. Now they really know what's going on with them. This movie is magic, reflects what each and everyone has inside and how they all react in a stressful situation in a very subtle and definitive way...


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Tlayucan (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?