Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Director: John Huston
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane, Alfonso Bedoya, Arturo Soto Rangel

Two men down on their luck in Mexico join an elderly prospector to mine for riches in the Sierra Madre mountains. As soon as the men discover gold, they are consumed by paranoia and selfishness. This definitive study of greed is founded on a gripping story and three strong performances. John Huston won Academy Awards for writing and directing, and his father Walter took the third one for his supporting role. Based on the novel by B. Traven.