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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
ID:
1948
Comments:
Director: John Huston
Screenplay:
Producer:
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 126
Aspect Ratio:  1.33:1 (NTSC )
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Features: Black and White, Special Edition
Studio:  Warner Home Video DVD Region:  1 NR
DVD Release:  Sep 2003 Discs:  2 (DVD) [$26.98]
Purchase: 
Reviews:  I can’t help it, I love this film. I wish that I had it! I checked this film out at the library. I think four hours or more I have spent viewing the directors profile, the making of the film, cartoons, newsreel, a whole host of things to watch. Yes, I want this film!

Of course it was a flop when it came out, but since has made it one of the all time great motion pictures. Back then, one of them is the fact that no one made such a downer film! I mean, Bogart gets killed at the end. “I thought Bogart lived,” says the old timer.

Bogart plays Dobbs, a downed fellow who gets up a two men to go gold prospecting. Once gold is found, Dobbs gets more suspicious of the other two. Of course, the two of them don’t have anything to hide. Dobbs is more and more consumed with greed which eventually kills him.

The greed of gold prospecting is enough for anybody to think twice about leaving it lying around. What would you or I do? Maim or even kill for it? Horde it to ourselves? Give it away?

What greed strikes me? I mean, I have a stroke and can’t get a job so what covetousness sometimes befalls me? DVD’s? Household chores? Spendings the right amount of time with my sons, with my wife? These are all governed by the Bible, by God’s Word (yes, DVD’s included, just translate that by attending a play or some other fun, despite what benefit comes out of it).

Say, what makes me think greed is a bad thing, as some people think. Sure, we have laws against it, but “they are written by men,” right? Men change their minds, right?

I think I, for one, would rather keep God’s Law, not men’s.

What do you get greedy about? Work? Family? Capitalism? Some charity or even a church? What about giving work a rest and taking a respite?

Greed is a part of everyone. You don’t have greed? Then the pride of life is your greed. Dobbs got killed, but the other two when on, never greedy as far as gold was concerned. What are you, Dobbs, or his compatriots?

Yes, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” is quite a good film, wouldn’t you say?


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