A young historian travels to a small coastal Mexican village to confirm the legend of a lost treasure.
This beautiful romantic drama is set in the mid 1800's and in the then very small village of Zihuatanejo, occasionally visited by sailors. A young affluent historian leaves Mexico City in search of a rumored lost treasure from a shipwreck. The village has a few "macho" men wanting the charming Rosalinda, who carries a secret message in her medallion. A pearl diver spends years collecting the right pearls to create a perfect necklace on a matrimonial gift for Rosalinda. Eventually, Rosalinda finds herself romantically caught between these two men. María Antonieta Pons, "Queen of the Rumberas", does not sing nor dance in this movie. However, she does swim in it!
The movie was filmed on location in 1945. Zihuatanejo's population remained under 1,650 inhabitants since pre-Columbian times until the mid 1960's. It was sometimes abandoned during this period. By the mid 1980's it was up to 7,000. It now holds a population of over 62,400! Mexico's true treasures are getting spoiled by tourism.
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