The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, USA, 1948)

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Treasure of Sierra Madre is one of the best things Hollywood has done since it learned to talk; and the movie can take a place, without blushing, among the best ever made.
— Time Magazine

Fred C Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Bob Curtin (Tim Holt) are a couple of out-of-work Americans barely scraping-by in Tampico, Mexico. After pooling their resources and convincing a grisly old prospector (Walter Huston) to come into business with them, the three set off into the Sierra Madre Mountains to mine for gold. A brilliantly-told shaggy dog story of gold, greed and paranoia from John Huston (last seen at the Tufnell Park Film Club playing nasty ol’ Noah Cross in Polanski’s Chinatown).