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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  1. John Huston

    Director, Screenplay

  2. B. Traven


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  1. Humphrey Bogart

    Humphrey Bogart

    Fred C. Dobbs

  2. Walter Huston

    Walter Huston


  3. Tim Holt

    Tim Holt

    Bob Curtin

  4. Bruce Bennett

    Bruce Bennett

    James Cody

  5. Barton MacLane

    Barton MacLane

    Pat McCormick

  6. Alfonso Bedoya

    Alfonso Bedoya

    Gold Hat

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 6m

Budget $3,800,000.00

Revenue $4,307,000.00

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Release Information

  • January 24, 1948
    NR, Theatrical



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