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>
Most of the Mexican extras were paid 10 pesos a day which was the equivalent of $2.00, a considerable amount for an impoverished region at the time. See more »
During the gunfight with the bandits, Howard refers to the newcomer as Cody. But at the end of the gunfight, he asks "Wonder who he is?" and uses the newcomer's wallet to identify him as James Cody. However, Cody gives his name to Curtin at the General Store. Curtin briefed the boys when he got back. Howard wondering who he is really means Howard wanting to know more about Cody. See more »
Say buddy, will you stake a fellow Am...
See more »
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Played on harmonica by Walter Huston See more »
'Sierra Madre's' gold wasn't the only thing Bogart didn't get.
The only thing I have to add to the many well-written reviews here is this: it's astounding that Bogart wasn't nominated in the Academy Awards' Best Actor category. Sure, he had his share of nods in other years, but his portrayal of the complex Dobbs is unique. Watch this classic-for many reasons-and see if Bogie's performance isn't Oscar-worthy.
18 of 18 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this