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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre [2 Discs] [DVD] [1948]

  • SKU: 18899778
  • Release Date: 11/23/2010
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Synopsis


    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    John Huston's 1948 treasure-hunt classic begins as drifter Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart), down and out in Tampico, Mexico, impulsively spends his last bit of dough on a lottery ticket. Later on, Dobbs and fellow indigent Curtin (Tim Holt) seek shelter in a cheap flophouse and meet Howard (Walter Huston), a toothless, garrulous old coot who regales them with stories about prospecting for gold. Forcibly collecting their pay from their shifty boss, Dobbs and Curtin combine this money with Dobbs's unexpected windfall from a lottery ticket and, together with Howard, buy the tools for a prospecting expedition. Dobbs has pledged that anything they dig up will be split three ways, but Howard, who's heard that song before, doesn't quite swallow this. As the gold is mined and measured, Dobbs grows increasingly paranoid and distrustful, and the men gradually turn against each other on the way toward a bitterly ironic conclusion. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a superior morality play and one of the best movie treatments of the corrosiveness of greed. Huston keeps a typically light and entertaining touch despite the strong theme, for which he won Oscars for both Director and Screenplay, as well as a supporting award for his father Walter, making Walter, John, and Anjelica Huston the only three generations of one family all to win Oscars. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Humphrey Bogart
      Humphrey Bogart - Fred C. Dobbs
    • Walter Huston
      Walter Huston - Howard
    • Tim Holt
      Tim Holt - Curtin
    • Barton MacLane
      Barton MacLane - McCormick
    • Alfonso Bedoya
      Alfonso Bedoya - Gold Hat



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A DVD Treasure

      Posted
      livekernel85

      I don't feel the need to go into detail as to why The Treasure of Sierra Madre is such a great movie because all you can do is google it and get a plethora of rave reviews. It's one of the all time great adventure movies that is lots of fun but also peers into the dark side of the human soul: John Huston was the master of exploring such dark areas but without being so gloomy. Speaking of Huston, there is a documentary about the man and his work on this DVD which is probably the best I've ever seen about him. There is also a very good and interesting documentary about the production and legacy of the movie itself. Last thing I'll mention are the Warner Brothers Night at the Movies feature which allows you to watch the short films that played before 'Treasure' back in 1948: I love how these WB DVD's recreate that experience for today and also 'Treasure' has the best collection of shorts of the bunch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A masterful film about gold and paranoia

      Posted
      RyanR
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      This film might be Bogie's (Humphrey Bogart) finest hour. It's excellent. Three men go searching for gold in the hills and paranoia eventually tears them apart. A must watch and must have for all film fans with some excellent extras including a 2 hour documentary on John Huston. Add this to your collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      transformation

      Posted
      Friday
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      examination of greed and how it affects people. A bold and stylish film. Great film and great performances. I wish movies today would be like this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Must Have!

      Posted
      AriHz
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      On top of this being an excellent film, it comes at a great price and the quality is excellent. Buy it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Bogart’s best

      Posted
      KeithB
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      This is a fantastic upgrade of WBs great dvd release.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Masterpiece

      Posted
      Jack1027
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      A true cinematic achievement. Classic! Perfection!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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