The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
March 28, 2018 8:58 PM - Subscribe

Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
posted by rhizome (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Do we need badges for this?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:30 AM on March 29, 2018 [2 favorites]

I'm a special case, I think: I have a badge, but I maintain it pretty well so it isn't stinking.
posted by doctornecessiter at 10:27 AM on March 29, 2018 [2 favorites]

John Huston had a few misfires as director but when he was on, he was near the top. I'm still amazed that he managed to make such a bleak and hopeless film inside the hollywood system using one of their biggest start at the time.
posted by octothorpe at 1:25 PM on March 29, 2018 [1 favorite]

I'd never seen this before, and now I'm wondering if this is the origin of the "muttering to oneself while doing a task" trope. There were surprisingly few "seen it a million times" bits like I experience watching other influential classics, but I'm thinking the end was directly quoted in Rififi.

Humphrey could sure rock a hangdog expression, and I think this is the most "actor-y" Bogart movie I've seen so far, the previous one being "In a Lonely Place." I tried to watch "African Queen" last week, but that one really seemed like I was going to feel like I'd seen it a million times before by the end.
posted by rhizome at 1:45 PM on March 29, 2018

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