Tlayucan is a 1962 Mexican comedy film directed by Luis Alcoriza and based on a novel by Jesús Murciélago Velázquez. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.


Desperate due to his son's illness, the peasant Eufemio resorts to stealing a pearl from the statue of Saint Lucía in the village church. The theft is captured by some tourists, and Eufemio finds himself on the brink of being lynched by his enraged neighbors. The pearl vanishes, swallowed by one of the pigs belonging to Chabela, Eufemio's wife. Only the timely intervention of Don Tomás spares Eufemio from his fate, although the precious pearl remains elusive.