The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Overview:

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by John Huston and produced by Henry Blanke and Jack L. Warner.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by B. Traven published in 1927.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.

Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorWalter HustonWon
Best DirectorJohn HustonWon
Best WritingJohn HustonWon
Best PictureWarner Bros.Nominated
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By Stephen Reginald on Jan 12, 2018 From Classic Movie Man

Field Trip: Screening of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" at AMC River East 21 Treasure of the Sierra Madre on the big screen Date: January 14 at River East 21, 322 East Illinois · Chicago, IL Time: 2:00 p.m. TCM Big Screen Classics Presents The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, A Sp... Read full article


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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 17, 2015 From 4 Star Films

?If you was to make a real strike, you couldn?t be dragged away.? Not even the threat of miserable death would keep you from trying to add ten thousand more.? Ten you?d want to get twenty-five, twenty-five you?d want to get fifty, fifty a hundred.? Like roulette. One more turn, you know.? Always one... Read full article


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

By Beatrice on Mar 21, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Directed by John Huston Written by John Huston based on the novel by B. Traven 1948/USA Warner Bros. Repeat viewing/Warner Bros. DVD #223 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die John Huston’s tale of gold lust will never grow old. Fred C. Dobbs (Humphr... Read full article


Lux Radio Theater – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre – 1949

By Bogart Fan on Aug 24, 2014 From The Bogie Film Blog

My Review —Huston and Bogart are Awesome— Producer: William Keighley Honorary Bogie Radio Fix: out of 5 Bogies! The Lowdown Two down-on-their-luck men pool their resources with an old prospector to search for gold in Mexico. You can read my original write up on the film here. What I ... Read full article


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Dobbs: Let's see, three times 35 - is a hundred and five. I'll bet you 105,000 dollars that you go to sleep before I do.


Dobbs: Conscience. What a thing. If you believe you got a conscience it'll pester you to death. But if you don't believe you got one, what could it do t'ya? Makes me sick, all this talking and fussing about nonsense.


Howard: Without me, you two would die here, more miserable than rats.


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As production dragged on, Humphrey Bogart, who was an avid yachtsman, was starting to get increasingly anxious about missing the Honolulu Classic, the Catalina-to-Hawaii race in which he usually took part. Despite assurances from the studio that he would be wrapped on the picture by then, he started to constantly dog John Huston about whether he would be done in time. Eventually Huston had enough and grabbed Bogart by the nose and twisted hard. Bogart never asked him how long before the shooting was over again.
Director John Huston had read the book "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" by B. Traven in 1936 and had always thought the material would make a great movie. Based on a 19th-century ballad by a German poet, Traven's book reminded Huston of his own adventures in the Mexican cavalry. When Huston became a director at Warner Bros., the smashing success of his initial effort, The Maltese Falcon, gave him the clout to ask to write and direct the project, for which Warner Bros. had previously secured the movie rights.
John Huston wrote the part of Howard specifically for his father, Walter Huston. The character that appears in the original novel is much older. Indeed, author B. Traven had envisaged Lewis Stone in the part.
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