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Title The Treasure of the Sierra Madre [dvd] / Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. ; produced by Henry Blanke ; screenplay by John Huston ; directed by John Huston
Publisher Burbank, Calif. : Dist. by Warner Home Video, c2003
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Edition Standard (fullscreen) presentation, 2-disc special ed
Descript 2 videodiscs (126 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Tech Details DVD format. Dolby Digital, mono
Language Closed-captioned
Has English soundtrack. Choice of: English, French, Spanish subtitles
Performer(S) Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane, Alfonso Bedoya
Credits Director of photography, Ted McCord ; film editor, Owen Marks ; music, Max Steiner
Note Special features: scene index ; commentary ; Warner night at the movies; Humphrey Bogart trailer gallery ; cast & crew information ; awards ; John Huston: the man, the movies, the maverick ; Discovering treasure: the story of The treasure of the Sierra Madre ; and more
Originally released as motion picture in 1948
Based on the novel by B. Traven
Summary "Loosely based on the Biblical parable of the thieves and the 'Pardoner's Tale' in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, John Huston's morality tale is one of the great cinematic proofs of the Biblical adage radix malorum est cupitidas, or, the root of evil is the love of money. The film is a clever study of the erosive effect that money can have on flawed men's characters. Shot entirely on location in Mexico, the film's dry and dusty atmosphere is clearly authentic. Humphrey Bogart's maniacal Fred Dobbs is one of moviedom's great characterizations, a conglomeration of cunning, greed and paranoia. As his wealth mounts, so does his distrust. While external threats abound, the real enemy lies within. The Treasure of the Sierre Madre examines the essential existential hopelessness and loneliness of the avaricious man, drawing an implicit parallel between the prospectors and man's contemporary pursuit of material wealth. A failure with audiences who apparently didn't want to see Bogie playing such a nefarious anti-hero, the movie is now recognized by most critics as an American classic: AFI voted it #30 on the list of 100 all time great American films, while for the first time ever, a father and son -- John (for directing and screenplay) and Walter Huston (for best supporting actor) -- won Oscars for their stellar work." -- Dan Jardine at allmovie.com
Subject Treasure troves -- Mexico -- Drama
Gold miners -- Mexico -- Drama
Avarice -- Drama
Mexico -- Drama
Genre Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
Subject DVD videodiscs
Alt Author Huston, John, 1906-1987
Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957
Huston, Walter, 1884-1950
Holt, Tim, 1918-1973
Bennett, Bruce, 1906-2007
MacLane, Barton
Bedoya, Alfonso
Steiner, Max, 1888-1971
Traven, B. Schatz der Sierra Madre. English
Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 0790783444
ISBN/ISSN 012569581623
Music # 65816 Warner Home Video

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