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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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One of the soldier mutinies with the Mestizos, and he demands that Dona Maria marry him and make him master of the fortune. Howard quietly takes the measure of Dobbs with a long look, then returns to his sermon. They establish a placer gold operation, using a sluice box, with the water hauled to the apparatus by burros from a nearby creek.

Traven is, of course, Archimboldi. The story is awesome, and to get four stars from me means an exceptional work. Right after finishing the novel I watched tesodo film, which – being a good film, it still pales in comparison to the book, not to mention that the film omits a lot laa the book, and changes the story around a lot.

After weeks of relentless excavation, a three-man crew unearths some rich gold-laden ore. Dobbs senses his life is in danger.

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

Those who are hired as workers will be cheated. Still, there are details that popped out when I read. Curtin maintains his composure and shoulders most of the work. He assures them that, though no longer in his prime, he is ready to share expenses on a gold-prospecting expedition.

A photograph included in the documentary accompanying the DVD release shows Ann Sheridan in streetwalker costume, with Bogart and Huston on the set. Powerfully captures the trvaen 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.


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Traven, visited the set of his client’s film the treasure of the sierra madre. Lacaud concludes his report, informing his cohorts that the approaching bandits, led by Tesofo Hat, are the last lx members of the outlaws that had joined in the deadly train assault.

The writing is accessible and fairly pedestrian, with some occasional touches of artistry. The men commence the exhausting process of extracting the riches, living and working in the harshest and primitive conditions.

Warner had the unit return to Hollywood when the budget started to exceed three million dollars. The New York Times. Another issue with the novel is Traven’s anti-clerical and anti-capitalist attitudes tend to crash in at times.

The guests themselves collectively provide a degree of good order and security. North of Durango the party is outfitted e gear and pack animals and begin their ascent into the remote Sierra Madre mountains.

Traven’s best known works include the novels The Death Ship from and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre fromin filmed by John Huston, and the so-called Jungle Novels, also known as the Caoba cyclus from the Spanish word caoba, meaning mahoganya group of six novels including The Carreta, Governmentpublished in the yearsset among Mexican Indians just before and during the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Curtin is skeptical as to the old man’s fitness, but Dobbs assures him that Howard is indispensable to the success of their venture, wondering if tesori old timer will even entertain shouldering brujo greenhorn prospectors.

Until now that is. The brands on the burros are recognized as those sold to three prospectors months before. The writing is very uneven–some of it is downright tesoor. Mexican labor is never hired due to their national eight-hour day provision.


The fate of those who seek the fabled mine ends in madness or death. As the full extent of Huston’s plans became sierraa, Warner became quite angry. Near the turn of the century, gold fever grips the world with the great gold rushes in the Alaska, Australia and South Africa. After further cross-examination and more inconsistences in the scenario, a posse is sent to locate Dobbs and discover his decapitated remains.

The family travels the final three miles on their knees to the holy travven of Cerrito de Tepeyac Mare of Tepeyacsaying Ave Marias as they go. Curtin, while on tesorro resupply trip to Durango, is spotted making purchases by a Texas fortune hunter named Cody Bruce Bennett. 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. Howard disabuses the younger man: The film was nominated for the Best Picture award, but lost to Laurence Olivier ‘s film adaptation of Hamlet.

This article is about the novel. There is no other medium that can get inside the heads of the characters like a novel can. If not recognizable by other men, it does not exist. He attempts to shoot them, but is out of ammunition — allowing the bandits to brutally kill him.

Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide. They cannot fathom that it could be a madrw in placer gold. Warner was notorious for not actually reading scripts, and he assumed the film was a B-movie Western.

They leave him to his fate.