Las Joyas Del Pecado (1950)

Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Mexico   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Based on a story by Guy de Maupassant, Las Joyas del Pecado begins when an otherwise faithful wife enters into an illicit affair when she is offered a pearl necklace. After the wife dies giving birth to her illegitimate child, her husband discovers that the necklace is fake. Feeling that his wife was twice betrayed, the embittered husband goes on a lifelong quest to seek out and kill the man responsible. No one in 1950 denied that Las Joyas del Pecado was well-acted and meticulously produced. Still, something was missing: the film died at the box-office in Mexico, and didn't fare much better when distributed to other Spanish-language markets.