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. Written by
Jim Beaver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Paul Kohner was the Hollywood agent for both John Huston and Walter Huston. He also represented B. Traven, the author of the original novel, but had never met the notoriously reclusive writer. A diminutive little man did show up at the Mexican location, claiming to be Traven's representative; John Huston and Paul Kohner were firmly of the opinion that this was actually Traven himself. See more »
As Dobbs is looking around trying to find Curtin's body so that he may bury it, he runs into some bushes. As the camera pans to follow him you can easily see where the set ends. A clear space with a light and some sort of water truck is plainly visible See more »
Say buddy, will you stake a fellow Am...
See more »
A Tale of Greed, With Outstanding Direction and Performance of the Cast
In 1925, in Mexico, Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) is an American begging for food and trying to get any job. He meets Bob Curtin (Tim Holt), another American in horrible economical situation and also looking for job, and the former gold prospector Howard (Walter Huston), and together they go to the Mexican mountains seek for gold. After ten months of hard and tense work, including confrontation with bandits, each one of them gets a small fortune in gold. Meanwhile, their personalities are disclosed, and Dobbs shows himself a man obsessed by greed. The end of their journey is ironic and tragic. This movie is a masterpiece. Having an outstanding direction of John Huston, an astounding performance of Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and Tim Holt and supported by a fantastic screenplay, it is certainly one of the best movies ever, highly recommended for any audience. Walter Huston and Humphrey Bogart are really stupendous in their roles. My vote is ten.
Title (Brazil): `O Tesouro de Sierra Madre' (`The Treasure of the Sierra Madre')
20 of 28 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?