The Pearl (La perla)
The Pearl (La perla) (1947)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 12, 1947
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

An exceptional motion picture, both in content and genesis, is the beautiful and disturbing filmization of John Steinbeck's novelette, The Pearl.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The Pearl was not a hit at the box office but it remains one of the best pictures ever to come out of RKO.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

A touching movie that speaks to everyone and is well worth renting.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

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

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