The Treasure of Sierra Madre


D: John Huston

Warner Bros (Henry Blanke)

US 1948

126 mins


W: John Huston [based on the novel by B. Traven]

DP: Ted McCord

Ed: Owen Marks

Mus: Max Steiner

Humphrey Bogart (Fred C. Dobbs), Walter Huston (Howard), Tim Holt (Bob Curtin), Bruce Bennett (James Cody), Barton MacLane (Pat McCormick)

Highly acclaimed and often imitated, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre is a western adventure starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston & Tim Holt as three gold prospectors on a dangerous expedition in the Mexican outland, plagued by violent bandits.

A classic of its time, the film has dated quite well in many respects, with some of the quotes still referenced in pop culture. Walter Huston steals the movie as a veteran prospector and deservedly won an Oscar for his performance. John Huston also won Oscars for both directing and writing the movie, which was one of the first Hollywood studio films to shoot outside of the United States.


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre