The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre

The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre

DVD - 2003
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Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2003
Branch Call Number: DVD Westerns / Treas 3558
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (126 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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Dalex_64
Sep 30, 2017

Stupid and simplistic. No performance is believable. The story is hardly believable.

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TheSandoz
Jul 12, 2017

A classic morality play ... beautifully rugged and unforgettable. Probably my favorite Bogart movie. Great story and awesome dialog!

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VonHafenstaaad
Jul 12, 2017

Classic '40s tale of greed, betrayal, and murder. An unconventional western and a serious drama

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ThomasJWhiting
May 15, 2017

VERY GOOD film noir western from late 40's - fine drama/adventure involving quartet of gold diggers struggling with/against nature and themselves in Mexico back in 1920's...

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jjd66
Aug 08, 2016

This movie made the AFI list of 100 Greatest Films of All Time, and for good reason. It is truly a masterpiece film that you can watch multiple times.

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Madreley
Jun 03, 2015

I am not a big Bogart fan, but think this is one of his better characters and acting performances. The movie has a good story line and suspense without being distasteful.

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akirakato
Apr 28, 2015

This is a 1948 American adventurous neo-western written and directed by John Huston, based on B. Traven's 1927 novel of the same name.
It is the story about two financially desperate Americans, Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Bob Curtin (Tim Holt).
In the 1920s both men join an old-timer Howard played by Walter Huston, the director's father, in Mexico to prospect for gold.
The film is quite faithful to the source novel.
The bandits think that the gold dust is just worthless sand and scatter it around.
Surviving Dobbs' attack, Curtin meets up with Howard.
When they hear the story they can do nothing but laugh at their misfortunes.
It is a heart-felt good scene, but I don't think the bandits would've never mistaken gold dust for sand.
Well, it is a fiction after all.

viguyy Jan 29, 2013

Madre does an exceptional job exploring morality, values, greed & the powerful allure of having it all at any cost. Another classic film from John Huston & Humphrey Bogart. Huston writes & directs once again & once again we see why he's one of the best doing it.

Bogart delivers a devilishly great performance as the down on his luck low down dirty crosser 'Dobbsie'. Walter Huston is exceptional as Howard the old coot who has the know-how to find gold in them there hills & Tim Holt does a fine job as the man with a moral code.

Sierra Madre is an excellent film & any film lover should see it!

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alpaca85
Jan 25, 2013

Not bad, but overrated. You can view my full comments here: http://everyjohnhustonmovie.blogspot.ca/2012/10/the-treasure-of-sierra-madre-1948.html

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sdelao
Jan 10, 2013

I've seen this gem of a movie several times: It is just fantastic!

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blacksmithbeth
Jan 24, 2017

"We don't need no stinkin' badges!" Here is the origin of that line! Mel Brooks quotes from the best (and so does Terry Pratchett).

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Monolith
Jul 01, 2012

Bob Curtin: "Remember what you said back in Tampico about having to carry that old man on our backs?" Fred C. Dobbs: "That was when I took him for an ordinary human being, not part goat."

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Monolith
Jul 01, 2012

Howard (eating, while Dobbs and Curtin snooze): "Hey you fellas, how 'bout some beans? (chews) You want some beans? (chews) Goin' through some mighty rough country tomorrow, you'd better have some beans." (rudely and loudly starts playing his harmonica whilst they snore)

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Monolith
Jul 01, 2012

(Curtin and Dobbs dismount from their burros and collapse, exhausted, while the old man surveys the ground) Fred C. Dobbs: "You know what I was thinkin'? I was thinkin' we oughta give up. Leave the whole outfit... everything behind 'n... go back to civilization..." Howard: "What's that you say - go back?! Ha-ha! Well tell my old grandmother! I've got two very elegant bedfellows, who shake at the first drop of rain, and hide in the closet from thunder rumbles! My! My! My! What great prospectors! Two shoe clerks readin' the magazine about prospectin' for gold in the land of the midnight sun, south of the border and west of the Rockies. Ha-ha!" Fred C. Dobbs (jumps up clutching a rock): "Shut yer trap! Shut up or I'll smash yer head flat!" Howard: "Go ahead! Go ahead, throw it! If you did, you'd never leave this wilderness alive! Without me, you two would die here more miserable than rats!"

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