The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Humphrey Bogart
Director: John Huston Cast: Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
, Walter Huston
Walter Huston
, Tim Holt
Tim Holt
John Huston


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John Huston's 1948 treasure-hunt classic begins as drifter Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart), down and out in Tampico, Mexico, impulsively spends his last bit of dough on a lottery ticket. Later on, Dobbs and fellow indigent Curtin (Tim Holt) seek shelter in a cheap flophouse and meet Howard (Walter Huston), a toothless, garrulous old coot who regales them with stories about prospecting for gold. Forcibly collecting their pay from their shifty boss, Dobbs and Curtin combine this money with Dobbs's unexpected windfall from a lottery ticket and, together with Howard, buy the tools for a prospecting expedition. Dobbs has pledged that anything they dig up will be split three ways, but Howard, who's heard that song before, doesn't quite swallow this. As the gold is mined and measured, Dobbs grows increasingly paranoid and distrustful, and the men gradually turn against each other on the way toward a bitterly ironic conclusion. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a superior morality play and one of the best movie treatments of the corrosiveness of greed. Huston keeps a typically light and entertaining touch despite the strong theme, for which he won Oscars for both Director and Screenplay, as well as a supporting award for his father Walter, making Walter, John, and Anjelica Huston the only three generations of one family all to win Oscars.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2010
UPC: 0883929118472
Original Release: 1948
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Time: 2:06:00
Sales rank: 6,864

Special Features

Commentary by Bogart Biographer Eric Lax; Discovering Treasure: The Story Of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; Documentary Profile John Huston; Warner Night At The Movies 1948 Short Subjects Gallery: Leonard Maltin Introduction, Newsreel, 2 Classic Cartoons, Comedy Short, Theatrical Trailers; ; Audio-Only Bonus: Radio Show with The Movie's Original Stars

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Humphrey Bogart Fred C. Dobbs
Walter Huston Howard
Tim Holt Curtin
Bruce Bennett Cody
Barton MacLane McCormick
Alfonso Bedoya Gold Hat
Arturo Soto Rangel Presidente
Manuel Donde El Jefe
Jacqueline Dalya Flashy Girl
Harry Vejar Bartender
Margarito Luna Pancho
Robert Blake Mexican Boy
John Huston White Suit
Pat Flaherty Customer
Ann Sheridan Senorita Lopez
Jack Holt Flophouse Man
Roberto Cañedo Mexican Lieutenant
Spencer Chan Proprietor
Ralph Dunn Flophouse Bum
Martin Garralaga Railroad Conductor
Julian Rivero Barber
José Torvay Pablo
Clifton Young Flophouse Bum

Technical Credits
John Huston Director,Screenwriter
Henry Blanke Producer
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
John Hughes Art Director
H.F. Koenekamp Special Effects
Robert B. Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Fred MacLean Set Decoration/Design
Owen Marks Editor
Ted D. McCord Cinematographer
William McGann Special Effects
Max Steiner Score Composer
Perc Westmore Makeup

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