Thursday, November 8, 2012

OLDIE GOLDIES: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Walter Huston and John Huston with their Oscars

This week's Oldie Goldies selection is the Humphy Bogart starrer "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre". This film is a great example of classic story-telling from the Golden Age of Hollywood. It serves up a fun adventure and digs into humanity's compromised morality when faced with potential profit. The film picked up a trio of Oscars (Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor) but missed out on the big one - Best Picture.

Classic Quote
"Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!"

Classic Scene
"The Laughing Scene"

Classic Characters
Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart)

Howard (Walter Huston)

Classic Music 
Did you know? 
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre was one of the first Hollywood films to be filmed almost entirely on location outside the United States (in the state of Durango and street scenes in Tampico, Mexico), although the night scenes were filmed back in the studio.

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