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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre


Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett View All


John Huston (Screenplay), John Huston (Director) View All

Release: Jan. 15th, 1948
Runtime: 2 hours, 6 minutes
Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, and most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster.
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Because of the great performances (especially from Bogart) and because of the realistic environments, this film truly transports its viewers to the Sierra Madre Mountains and makes them part of the characters' quest for gold.
mark f
Traven's novel, goes through all kinds of complications - being an out of work American in Mexico, getting ripped off by another American, learning about gold from an knowledgeable old-timer, wanting to throw water in Bobby Blake's "ugly mug", worrying about your goods and having to take "look sees"....
Though I naturally need to revisit a few of the other contenders to make sure, I would probably still cite The Treasure of the Sierra Madre as my favourite Bogart film, my favourite Huston film, and basically a second-tier favourite.
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