The Pearl Of Tlayucan

  • 1961
  • 1 HR 45 MIN
  • NR
  • Comedy

In a Mexican peasant village, the local priest upbraids the parishioners for their lack of generosity. When a small boy becomes sick, his father steals a pearl from a statue in the church to pay for medicine but is caught. He loses the pearl, which later turns up in a pig's manure. The man is freed after his neighbors rally to his support. When his wife...read more

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In a Mexican peasant village, the local priest upbraids the parishioners for their lack of generosity. When a small boy becomes sick, his father steals a pearl from a statue in the church to pay for medicine but is caught. He loses the pearl, which later turns up in a pig's manure. The man

is freed after his neighbors rally to his support. When his wife returns the pearl to the statue, the locals are convinced a miracle has occurred. Released in Mexico in 1961, the film was up for Best Foreign Film in 1962.

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