The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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One of the very first films to be filmed on location, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is an American dramatic adventurous neo-western adapted from the 1927 novel by B. Traven. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt and Walter Huston (who won Best Actor at both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes 1949 for his role). More

Two rough-and-tumble wanderers, Dobbs (Bogart) and Curtin (Holt), meet up with a veteran prospector, Howard (Huston), in Mexico and head into the Sierra Madre mountains to find gold. Although they discover treasure, they also find plenty of trouble, not only from ruthless bandits lurking in the dangerous Mexican wilderness but from their own insecurities and greed, which threaten to bring conflict at any moment.

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1948Rating: PG, Low level violence, Adult themes126 minsUSA
ActionAdventureDrama
Director:
John Huston ('The Maltese Falcon', 'The African Queen', 'The Man Who Would Be King')
Writer:
John Huston
Cast:
Humphrey BogartWalter HustonTim HoltBruce BennettBarton MacLaneAlfonso BedoyaArturo Soto RangelManuel Dondé

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre | Awards

Award Winner
Won Best Actor (Huston), Best Director, Best Screenplay, 1949 Academy Awards; Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Huston), 1949 Golden Globes; Best Score (Max Steiner), 1948 Venice Film Festival.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre | Reviews

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Variety

Variety

The characters here are probed and thoroughly penetrated, not through psychoanalysis but through a crucible of human conflict, action, gesture and expressive facial tones.

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Time Out

Time Out

There's a quite enjoyable yarn buried under the hollow laughter.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Greed, a despicable passion out of which other base ferments may spawn, is seldom treated in the movies with the frank and ironic contempt that is vividly manifested toward it in Treasure of Sierra Madre.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The movie has never really been about gold but about character, and Bogart fearlessly makes Fred C. Dobbs into a pathetic, frightened, selfish man -- so sick we would be tempted to pity him, if he were not so undeserving of pity.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

This is so brilliant that the only real effect of the other versions is to make you want to watch the original again.

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre | Release Details

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Prime Video Store.