John Huston’s adaptation of B. Travers’s novel makes for a very good film. Not to mention Walter Huston’s performance as Howard, the gold miner who has seen everything and is surprised by nothing. This is a classic for a reason!
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home as part of my scratch-off movie poster project.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/1948/treasure_of_the_sierra_madre.html
(The artist for this poster was fairly inept. It isn’t a very good likeness of Humphrey Bogart and the pictures of both Water Huston and Tim Holt look nothing like the actors.)
Our scratch off poster gave me two duds and a cool one.
Dud #1: The “before” is cool, but it leads to not much.
Dud #2: I was initially confused what had been added before I realized the umbrella wasn’t there in the original. And yes, there is rain, but this is such an iconic image from this movie, my brain had filled in the rain automatically.
Now we’re talking.
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One thought on “Three sentence movie reviews: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”
I love the before and afters with the scratch off poster. And it took me a few moments to figure out that was Humphrey Bogart – even with his name there. I always thing of classic movie posters as high art/design, but that just isn’t always true.