Two down-on-their-luck Americans searching for work in 1920s Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
“The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” is a classic American Western film released in 1948, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, and Tim Holt. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by B. Traven.
The story follows two down-on-their-luck Americans, Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Bob Curtin (Tim Holt), who meet up in Mexico and decide to join forces with a grizzled old prospector named Howard (Walter Huston) to search for gold in the Sierra Madre mountains. As they venture deeper into the wilderness, their greed and paranoia begin to take hold, and they start to turn on each other.
“The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” was praised for its gritty realism and exploration of themes such as greed, betrayal, and the corrupting influence of wealth. It was a critical and commercial success upon its release and is still considered a classic of American cinema.