The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

The nearer they get to their treasure, the farther they get from the law.

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
  • Release Date: 1948-01-15
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 1086 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Huston
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Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, and most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster.

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  • Humphrey Bogart

    as Fred C. Dobbs
  • Walter Huston

    as Howard
  • Tim Holt

    as Bob Curtin
  • Bruce Bennett

    as James Cody
  • Barton MacLane

    as Pat McCormick
  • Alfonso Bedoya

    as Gold Hat
  • Arturo Soto Rangel

    as El Presidente
  • Manuel Dondé

    as El Jefe
  • José Torvay

    as Pablo
  • Margarito Luna

    as Pancho
  • Robert Blake

    as Mexican Boy Selling Lottery Tickets (uncredited)
  • Guillermo Calles

    as Mexican Storeowner (uncredited)
  • Roberto Cañedo

    as Mexican Lieutenant (uncredited)
  • Spencer Chan

    as Proprietor (uncredited)
  • Jacqueline Dalya

    as Flashy Girl (uncredited)
  • Ralph Dunn

    as Flophouse Bum (uncredited)
  • Ernesto Escoto

    as Mexican Bandit (uncredited)
  • Pat Flaherty

    as Customer in Bar Who Warns Curtin and Dobbs about Pat McCormick (uncredited)
  • Martín Garralaga

    as Railroad Conductor (uncredited)
  • Jack Holt

    as Flophouse Bum (uncredited)
  • John Huston

    as American in Tampico in White Suit (uncredited)
  • Francisco Islas

    as Indian (uncredited)
  • Mario Mancilla

    as Child (uncredited)
  • Julian Rivero

    as Barber (uncredited)
  • Ángela Rodríguez

    as Howard's Assistant (uncredited)
  • Jay Silverheels

    as Indian Guide at Pier (uncredited)
  • Ray Spiker

    as Workman at Pier (uncredited)
  • Valdespino

    as Indian (uncredited)
  • Ildefonso Vega

    as Indian (uncredited)
  • Harry J. Vejar

    as Bartender (uncredited)
  • Ignacio Villalbazo

    as Mexican Bandit (uncredited)
  • Clifton Young

    as Flophouse Bum (uncredited)
Production Jack L. Warner Executive Producer
Camera Ted D. McCord Director of Photography
Editing Owen Marks Editor
Sound Max Steiner Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Perc Westmore Makeup Artist
Crew Harvey Parry Stunts
Sound Robert B. Lee Sound
Writing John Huston Screenplay
Directing John Huston Director
Art Fred M. MacLean Set Decoration
Production Henry Blanke Producer
Sound Rafael Ruiz Esparza Sound
Sound Leo F. Forbstein Music Director
Writing B. Traven Novel
Production Don Alvarado Production Manager
Crew William C. McGann Special Effects
Crew David Sharpe Stunts
Crew Hans F. Koenekamp Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Monty Westmore Makeup Artist
Art John Hughes Art Direction
Crew Eddie Craven Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Frank McCoy Makeup Artist
Directing Richard Maybery Assistant Director
Directing John Prettyman Assistant Director
Crew Edward Ullman Sound Recordist
Sound Murray Cutter Orchestrator
Camera Mac Julian Still Photographer
Crew Ernesto A. Romero Other
Crew Antonio Arriaga Other
Costume & Make-Up Betty Delmont Hairstylist