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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre ()


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Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

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  • Won 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 5 nominations.
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Fred C. Dobbs
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Howard
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Curtin
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Cody
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Pat McCormick (as Barton Mac Lane)
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Gold Hat
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Presidente (as A. Soto Rangel)
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El Jefe (as Manuel Donde)
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Pablo (as Jose Torvay)
Margarito Luna ...
Pancho
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Mexican Boy Selling Lottery Tickets (uncredited)
Guillermo Calles ...
Mexican Storeowner (uncredited)
Roberto Cañedo ...
Mexican Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Proprietor (uncredited)
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Flashy Girl (uncredited)
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Flophouse Bum (uncredited)
Ernesto Escoto ...
Mexican Bandit (uncredited)
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Customer in Bar Who Warns Curtin and Dobbs about Pat McCormick (uncredited)
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Railroad Conductor (uncredited)
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Flophouse Bum (uncredited)
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American in Tampico in White Suit (uncredited)
Francisco Islas ...
Indian (uncredited)
Mario Mancilla ...
Child (uncredited)
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Barber (uncredited)
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Indian Guide at Pier (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ...
Workman at Pier (uncredited)
Valdespino ...
Indian (uncredited)
Ildefonso Vega ...
Indian (uncredited)
Harry J. Vejar ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Ignacio Villalbazo ...
Mexican Bandit (uncredited)
Clifton Young ...
Flophouse Bum (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Huston

Written by

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John Huston ... (screenplay)
 
B. Traven ... (based on the novel by)

Produced by

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Henry Blanke ... producer
Jack L. Warner ... executive producer

Music by

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Max Steiner

Cinematography by

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Ted D. McCord ... director of photography (as Ted McCord)

Film Editing by

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Owen Marks

Editorial Department

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Fred E. Farrell ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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John Hughes

Set Decoration by

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Fred M. MacLean

Makeup Department

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Perc Westmore ... makeup artist
Betty Delmont ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Frank McCoy ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Monty Westmore ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Don Alvarado ... production manager (uncredited) / unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Richard Maybery ... assistant director (uncredited)
John Prettyman ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Bob Bono ... props (uncredited)
Frank Durlauf ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Ed Romero ... painter (uncredited)
George Sweeney ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Robert B. Lee ... sound
Rafael Ruiz Esparza ... sound (uncredited)
Edward Ullman ... sound recordist (uncredited)

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Hans F. Koenekamp ... special effects (as H.F. Koenekamp)
William C. McGann ... special effects director (as William McGann)
Eddie Craven ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Harvey Parry ... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... stunt double: Tim Holt (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dave Brodie ... assistant camera (uncredited)
William Classen ... grip (uncredited)
Ellsworth Fredericks ... camera operator (uncredited)
Burdette Hoke ... best boy (uncredited)
Mac Julian ... still photographer (uncredited)
Clair Sealey ... gaffer (uncredited)
Jorge Stahl Jr. ... photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Robert O'Dell ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Ted Schultz ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Murray Cutter ... orchestral arrangements
Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Jack Dumont ... musician (uncredited)
Max Steiner ... conductor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Antonio Arriaga ... technical advisor
Ernesto A. Romero ... technical advisor
Fred Applegate ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Jaime Contreras ... production assistant (uncredited)
Luis Sánchez ... production chief (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Treasure of Sierra Madre (United States)
  • Le trésor de la Sierra Madre (France)
  • Der Schatz der Sierra Madre (Germany)
  • El tresor de Sierra Madre (Spain, Catalan title)
  • El tesoro de Sierra Madre (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 126 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Walter Huston, father of director John Huston, won the Academy Award for best supporting actor. John won for best direction. This was the first father/son win. See more »
Goofs When Dobbs goes back to bury the body, he runs around looking for it, then trips over. As he does so he practically falls off the set, as visible to the left are a large water tank and a hose. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Screen Writer (1950). See more »
Soundtracks Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms See more »
Quotes Gold Hat: Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges.
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