Cinema: New Picture, Mar. 1, 1948

The Pearl (RKO Radio) was almost as big as a golf ball. To the simple, impoverished man (Pedro Armendariz) who nearly drowned himself to bring it out of the sea, it embodied all but unimaginable wealth, and the promise of knowledge and freedom.

But as it turned out, possession of this incalculable hope brought only bewilderment, suffering, terror and tragedy to the fisherman and his wife (Maria Elena Marques) and to their infant son. Dealers tried to deceive them; ruffians tried to corrupt and divide them. The poor fisherman had to kill to defend his treasure and his own life. In consequence,...

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