The Treasure of Sierra Madre

United States, 1948

Film
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John Huston won Academy Awards both as director and writer of this film. Based on B. Traven’s novel, it reveals the effects of greed and the lure of sudden wealth on three penniless prospectors. Humphrey Bogart, as Fred C. Dobbs, gives one of the best performances of his career. We watch him change from a likeable drifter into a man capable of killing his best friend in cold blood.

Credits

director

John Huston

producer

Henry Blanke

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

Language

English

Duration

02:06:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

39460

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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