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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A few notable uncredited actors appear in the film.

Long live our King Jesus! But most of all it is a story of outsiders, anarchic in its spirit, exciting in the adventure in spite of the tragic vision it portrays. Curtin bids Howard farewell, and promises to visit his old comrade when he fully recovers. These traits are expressed explicitly through Dobbs. Jun 12, Lukas Cabala rated it really liked it. Even as the men share the same hardships, they do not forge friendships, merely alliances for profit.

Howard suddenly begins to berate his companions, disparaging their pessimism and ignorance.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre by B. Traven

As the man bandit group prepare to spend the night, one member explores the vicinity and discovers Curtin in the trench. The prospectors are momentarily taken off guard by his arrival. The bandits are captured and summarily executed by the Federales.

When Bogart first got wind of the fact that Huston might be making a film of the B. A daughter of mzdre city dwellers, she dreams of marrying into Spanish nobility of the highest rank. Traven excels at conveying what life would have been like in Mexico back in the Twenties. Inthis film was selected for preservation in rbuno United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. This could totally be a diatribe against the pursuit of gold.


Near the turn of the century, gold fever grips the world with the great gold rushes in the Alaska, Australia and South Africa. Mmadre read most of this on a plane, and it really held my attention. It is about recognising and cherishing the worth of people and culture, rather than social status.

The author employs a third person-omniscient in a dramatic-progressive structurewhere Howard is the focal character. A key scene from the bruni was emulated in ” Buyout “, the sixth episode of the series’ fifth season.

Tesoro is an epic story, it is a story about the mountains, about gold, about greed and what it does to men lw women who go in search of riches and fortune. In local inhabitants launch a revolt, exterminating the Spanish officials presiding over the slave laborers. They are generally brief asides and therefore not particularly disturbing to the tale he is telling. Warner, he nearly went berserk with the weekly expenditures.

May 28, Jay rated it really liked it Shelves: Life is cheap, greed is rampant. First off, yes the book does have the stinking badges line. Jun 21, Russell rated it did not like it. Don Manuel abuses his Indian laborers, and in time, they brujo. However it does have it’s faults.

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It’s a novel packed with social criticism that’s still relevant today, about cultures that are in danger of extinction, and about human nature corrupted by things that should remain in the ground. Traven Torsvan first emerged in mexico in All the time murder’s lurking about.


Every bit as existential as Camus. Now possessing some capital, the two ex-prospectors consider opening a movie theatre or a grocery store in Tampico, but with the decline in the oil boom, they doubt their profitability. Traven novel, he immediately started badgering Huston for a btuno.

Nearly dying of thirst, Dobbs is ambushed at a waterhole by Buno Hat and his accomplices. The story was interesting enough to keep me hooked despite the dense language.

Need I say more? The men don his clothing, and escape with the pack train. Howard has constantly to intervene to diffuse fights between the younger men.

His writing is so descriptive you would swear that this anonymous mysterious writer had lived the stories he writes about, it definitely drags you into the eo of the book. Howard assumes command with the consent of the others and holds a war council.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

In other projects Wikiquote. Returning to Tampico, the two vagrants encounter the grizzled prospector Howard Walter Huston in a flophouse. Still, there are details that popped out when I read. In in the Mexican oil-town of TampicoFred C.

This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat While not listed as horror or mystery or just plain scary, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre gives us a look into the human condition in all its terrifying glory.