Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The

Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The
  • UR
  • 2h 6m
  • 1948
Certified Fresh100%
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Academy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston star with Tim Holt in this classic tale of the cunning, greed and paranoia caused by The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Tampico, Mexico. Three down and out Americans pool the meager resources they have to follow a rumor of gold ore to be found somewhere in the Sierra Madre mountains. The three friends agree to split everything equally, but then they discover a fortune in gold ore...

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh100%
Critics Consensus: Remade but never duplicated, this darkly humorous morality tale represents John Huston at his finest.
Chicago Reader
Don Druker

John Huston has rarely been in better form than in this 1948 study of gold fever and worse obsessi...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Stephen Garrett

There's a quite enjoyable yarn buried under the hollow laughter.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

Greed, a despicable passion out of which other base ferments may spawn, is seldom treated in the m...

June 17, 2017
Herb Schoenfeld

The characters here are probed and thoroughly penetrated, not through psychoanalysis but through a...

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Classic '40s tale of greed, betrayal, and murder.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, director John Huston's 1948 exploration of greed, betrayal, and conscience, is a classic black-and-white film based on B. Traven's 1927 novel of the same name. Probably younger viewers will be uninterested, but older teens who are students of classic film may appreciate the craftsmanship and the fact that it was one of the first Hollywood films to be shot outside the U.S. on location. Shoot-outs leave bodies behind and off-camera executions of criminals are featured, but the black-and-white renders the small amount of blood seen far less gory than the stuff ordinarily displayed in contemporary movies. A foreman hires needy men to build houses then stiffs them. Later, when confronted, he beats up two men he stiffed until they knock him down and take the money they're owed from his wallet. Adults smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol, sometimes to drunkenness.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Drama
  • Release Date:January 24, 1948
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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