My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Kino is a poor man who scrapes a living by diving for pearls somewhere in Mexico. One day, he finds the perfect pearl of his dreams. It is the answer to all his needs. He can make enough money for his wife and baby son to live happily ever after. They would want for nothing and can afford doctors that would not look down on him or his family's low station in life.
The pearl brings Kino more trouble than he could ever have envisaged. The auctioneers try to con him but he refuses to sell and decides upon a better market inland and into the mountains. meanwhile, those who covet the pearl are bent upon devious methods to obtain the prize from Kino.