The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
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Directed by: John Huston
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre ranked # 30 on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films list.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a black & white 1948 John Huston film in which two american down-and-outers (Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt) in 1920s Mexico (bothering director John Huston for money in a fun opening cameo) hook up with an old-timer (Walter Huston, the director's father) to prospect for gold. The old-timer accurately predicts trouble but is willing to go anyway.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre was one of the first films to be shot almost entirely on location outside the U.S. (though the night scenes were filmed back in the studio).
The film was based on, and is quite faithful to the novel of the same name by the enigmatic, anarchist-leaning German-English bilingual author B. Traven.
John Huston won the Academy Award for Directing in 1948 for his work on The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The film is consistently in the Internet Movie Database's top 250 films, and has also been deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
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