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La Perla

Updated: Oct 15, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

La perla (The Pearl) is a 1947 Mexican American film by the acclaimed director Emilio Fernández, based on the novella The Pearl by John Steinbeck, who also co-wrote the screenplay.

In a fishing village in La Paz, Mexico, pearl fisherman Kino (Armendáriz) and his wife Juana (Marqués) are in anguish because their infant son Coyotito was stung by a scorpion. The nearest doctor, a foreigner, refuses to treat him without adequate payment and he is taken instead to a traditional healer (curandero). Later, the doctor and his brother (Wagner), a loan shark, meet Kino after he finds a valuable pearl and they decide to steal it from him.

Movie in Spanish with English subtitles

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