Awesome film, bargain for steelbook and uv copy
John Huston directs this classic action adventure drama starring Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt and Walter Huston. Stuck in Tampico, Mexico, Fred C. Dobbs (Bogart) is reduced to panhandling when he befriends another American, Curtin (Holt). Together they find employment with contractor McCormick (Barton MacLane), who attempts to get away without paying them. After beating their wages out of him, the pair learn from old timer Howard (Huston) that there is good money to be made from gold prospecting. They set out together to make their fortunes, but it is not long before greed rears its ugly head. John Huston won Oscars for his direction and screenplay, whilst his father, Walter, picked up a statuette for his supporting role.
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• Commentary by Eric Lax
• Introduction by Leonard Maltin - Warner Night at the Movies
• Key Largo Theatrical Trailer - Warner Night at the Movies
• Newsreel - Warner Night at the Movies
• So You Want to be a Detective - Warner Night at the Movies
• Hot Cross Bunny 91948 Looney Toons Short) - Warner Night at the Movies
• The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Feature) - Warner Night at the Movies
• John Huston: The Man, The Movies, The Maverick
• Discovering Treasure: The Story of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
• 8 Ball Bunny (1950 Looney Toons Short)
• April 18, 1949 Lux Radio Theater Brodcast
• The Treasue of the Sierra Madre
Gold in the hills, avarice in the hearts of men. Two hard-luck drifters (Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt) and a grizzled prospector (Walter Huston) discover gold. Then greed and paranoia set in. Shot in Mexico, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre cost a then-huge $3 million – and led to a showdown. Jack Warner argued top-billed Bogart shouldn't die before the finale. But John Huston stood his ground and won Academy Awards for his direction and screenplay.* And his dad took the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Without awards, but with enduring acclaim, is Bogart's performance, transforming from a likable hobo to a heartless thug simmering in greed. Treasure's place on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films list reaffirms it's still a powerful movie.