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The Treasure of the Sierra MadreDrifter Fred C. Dobbs, down and out in Tampico, Mexico, impulsively spends his last bit of dough on a lottery ticket. Getting broke, he and fellow indigent Bob Curtin convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"John HustonBirthdate: 5 August 1906, Nevada, Missouri, USA
Creators of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"John HustonBirthdate: 5 August 1906, Nevada, Missouri, USAB. TravenBirthdate: 23 February 1882, Schwiebus, Prussia, Germany [now Swiebodzin, Lubuskie, Poland]
Critic Reviews of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"TIME MagazineApril 20, 2009
Treasure of Sierra Madre is one of the best things Hollywood has done since it learned to talk; and the movie can take a place, without blushing, among the best ever made.Chicago ReaderJuly 02, 2007
John Huston has rarely been in better form than in this 1948 study of gold fever and worse obsessions among an unlikely trio of prospectors...Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
There's a quite enjoyable yarn buried under the hollow laughter.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 15, 2004
The movie has never really been about gold but about character, and Bogart fearlessly makes Fred C. Dobbs into a pathetic, frightened, selfish man -- so sick we would be tempted to pity him, if he were not so undeserving of pity.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
Greed, a despicable passion out of which other base ferments may spawn, is seldom treated in the movies with the frank and ironic contempt that is vividly manifested toward it in Treasure of Sierra Madre.VarietyFebruary 13, 2001
The characters here are probed and thoroughly penetrated, not through psychoanalysis but through a crucible of human conflict, action, gesture and expressive facial tones.Common Sense MediaNovember 01, 2016
Classic '40s tale of greed, betrayal, and murder.7M PicturesJanuary 18, 2014
an unconventional western and a serious dramaThe NationAugust 30, 2012
This is one of the most visually alive and beautiful movies I have ever seen; there is a wonderful flow of fresh air, light, vigor, and liberty through every shot.Cinema SightJune 09, 2011
A finely-crafted western-style character drama where greed and paranoia drive desperate men over the edge.Slant MagazineApril 20, 2011
Transcends the medium to become a mandatory viewing experience for anyone that identifies themselves as a human being, period.
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