The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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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.

  1. John Huston

    Director, Screenplay

  2. B. Traven


Top Billed Cast

  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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A review by talisencrw

By talisencrw

I wanted something very special to be my 5,000th film (at least to my horrible memory and to my stats on IMDb), and so after brazen and intense thought, I decided on a later-than-expected watch of a classic from Bogart's association with John Huston. I say later than expected because I bought the immaculate 24-film Humphrey Bogart Collection, which was supposed to have it on its 12 double-sided DVDs, but it accidentally had, in its place, the special features disc, which held excellent feature-length documentaries on both John Huston and the making of the film. Thus I waited until recently, whe... read the rest.

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