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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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
Some how I over looked this John Steinbeck brief story years ago and loved this 1947 production and the fantastic acting. The film is great in black and white and it clearly shows the poverty of local fishermen and their hard tasks of having to dive only when the ocean was calm. Pedro Armendariz,"From Russia With Love",'63 and Maria Elena Marques,"Pueblilo",'62, gave an outstanding performance as husband and wife who have to deal with finding a great treasure and having to face the hard facts of many people who want to share their wealth. Charles Rooner,(Doctor),"Silent Fear",'56 plays a very horrible doctor who seems to hate the local fishermen and wants to treat only the rich who will be able to pay his medical fees. This is truly a great film, which was very well produced and a great Film Classic from the late 40's. Enjoy
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