The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a American dramatic adventurous neo- western written and directed by John Huston. It is an adaptation of B. Traven’s. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. LibraryThing Review. User Review – stef7sa – LibraryThing. Dont expect too much of psychology here, its mainly an adventure tale, or rather a series of those.

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The film has once again faded from memory, so I am now, of course, eager to see it once again. North of Durango the party is outfitted with gear and pack animals and begin their ascent into the remote Sierra Madre mountains. The human mind is one of the scariest places on earth.

Traven novel, he immediately started badgering Huston trsoro a part.

El Tesoro De La Sierra Madre

The legend of the cursed La Mina Agua Verde persists nonetheless in subsequent decades, revived when the United States takes possession of northern Mexico in the s. There were scenes in which Walter Huston had to speak fluent Spanish, a language he did not know off camera. Tilton was one of a man expedition to the legendary mine, and the only one who survived to carry away a sizeable fortune.

The outlaws, upon examining the contents of the pack, find only what appears to be sand in burlap bags.

El tesoro de la sierra madre / The Treasure of the Sierra Madre : B. Traven :

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre was one of the first Hollywood productions to be shot on location outside the United States in the state of Durango and street scenes in TampicoMexicoalthough many scenes were filmed back in the studio and elsewhere in the US.


Howard quietly takes the measure of Dobbs with a long look, then returns to his sermon. The men prepare themselves for a desperate struggle. The opening scenes, filmed in longshot on the Plaza de la Libertad in Tampico, show contemporary i.

Just as Huston was starting to shoot scenes in Tampico, Mexico, the production was shut down inexplicably by the local government. Howard is called away to assist local villagers to save the life of a seriously ill little boy. Several promising sites are tested, but show only traces of gold.

This is exactly the reason why he gives you such generous advice, out of brotherly love, and to demonstrate how little he knows the world. The men don his clothing, and escape with the pack train.

Spurred by the promise of great riches, Don Manuel fully succeeds in giving the boy sight. In their ignorance, they believe Dobbs’ bags of gold dust are merely filled with sandand they scatter the precious metal to the winds, taking only his burros and supplies. She reopens the mine, and makes generous donations to the Church so as to insure they do not molest the operations.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre-June. But what mammon gold in this case creates in humans in universal, and morality weakens and greed wins in even the most strong.


Traven is a name shared by many people, which could explain the anti-semitism of the early novels trzven the humanism of the later ones. John Huston rated his father’s performance as the finest piece of acting in any of his films. When Gold Hat strikes Dobbs with his machete, Dobbs is decapitated. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Traven drifting between the cracks like a literary phantom. The portrait of Humphrey Bogart on the cover of this book has been staring me down wl at least a couple years now.

When Howard makes a thorough examination of the recovered burros and packs, he finds two bags of placer gold overlooked by the thieves.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Tesork website’s critical consensus reads, “Remade but never duplicated, this darkly humorous morality tale represents John Huston at his finest. On the other hand, going with a partner or two is dangerous. Powerfully captures the madness and paranoia inherent in the lust for riches, particularly when this takes place amid some hardscrabble vagabonds who don’t really have much of a choice in the matter.

She adopts the manners of hard-drinking wench, but impresses the visiting monks with her devoutness re the church.

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