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The Pearl (La perla)

The Pearl (La perla) (1947)

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Release Date: Sep 12, 1947 Wide

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Gabriel Figueroa's evocative photography makes the Mexican-American co-production The Pearl seem a more significant piece of filmmaking than it really is. Based on John Steinbeck's short novel, The Pearl is the tragic fable of a simple Mexican fisherman (Pedro Armendariz) who finds a valuable pearl and begins fantasizing about untold wealth and luxury for himself and family. His more sensible wife (Maria Elena Marques) is uncertain as to whether the pearl is an omen of good luck, but soon she,

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Figueroa's lighting is so enchanting you'll never notice the film is in black and white.

August 15, 2011 Full Review Source: East Bay Express
East Bay Express

The shimmering gorgeous black-and-white photography by cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa makes the film seem potent.

May 17, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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A touching movie that speaks to everyone and is well worth renting.

July 30, 2002 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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