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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An excavation site is selected and the base camp is situated over a mile away for security. These tid bits still leave puzzled and question the well written morals of dee story. The men in the novel are particular individuals but they are recognizable as universal types. A caveat allows the doctor to reverse the effects of the operation if the mine turns out to be a hoax. Tilton fails to relocate the historic diggings. If contraband is found that does not match their social status or gender, they are assumed to be dr.

Traven Torsvan first emerged in mexico in Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Price of avaricia. Films directed by John Huston. They permit him to stay the night. Traven is, of course, Archimboldi. Howard is wise to the fact that there are two enemies, maybe three, but only one truly matters.

The story as it unfolds here is much darker than it was in the movie.

El Tesoro De La Sierra Madre

Five Came Back oa. Traven, whose biography and even his identity remains a bit of a mystery, has a strong, punchy prose style Hemingway meets Hammett. A small detachment of federal troopers occupies another car. The mayor quietly assembles the men of the village. I have to say that it’s a very readable book. Traven excels at conveying what life would have been like in Mexico back in the Twenties.


Traven novel, he immediately started badgering Huston for a part. Insgesamt ist das Buch ist Dieses Buch hat sich echt gezogen, was, wie ich denke, daran lag, dass darin leider nicht wirklich etwas passiert.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre film. They cannot fathom that it could be a fortune in placer gold. Of course I should have known that the novel would be so much more than this adventure movie which is essentially about greed and the lust for sand that can be exchanged for wealth. When Dobbs returns to the Oso Negrohe encounters the greying Howard, an old-timer who has travelled the world in search of gold.

The Treasure twsoro Sierra Madre is a very good novel.

El tesoro de la sierra madre / The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

OK, now I’m ready for the movie. Not so for Dobbs. Another issue with the novel is Traven’s anti-clerical and anti-capitalist attitudes tend to crash in at teoro.

Huston originally wanted to cast Ronald Reagan as James Cody. Gold Hat tries to lure Curtin from his foxhole with promises of a gold watch. Dobbs pulls his pistol, only lq find it is unloaded. Dobbs senses his life is in danger. They are generally brief asides and therefore not particularly disturbing to the tale he is telling.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (film) – Wikipedia

As the gold piles up, fear and suspicion take hold of each man. The movie is quite faithful to the source novel. A photograph included in the documentary accompanying the DVD release shows Ann Sheridan in streetwalker costume, with Bogart and Huston on the set.


The fate of those who seek the fabled mine ends in madness or death. The bandits wear the icons of the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph, believing they will protect them in their endeavors. Retrieved December 1, This article is about the novel.

Lacuad assures his companions that their lives are in imminent danger. Dobbs and the others feel the powerful lure of the precious metal. The prospectors return to their tent intensely suspicious of the man’s purpose. As they announce their verdict, pistols in hand, Gold Hat and his bandits arrive on the scene. He is fearful that church leaders might spread rumors that he doubted the miracle of Nuestra Senora ed Guadalupe, torture him and confiscate his property. Cunningly, Don Manuel transfers only small shipments to Mexico City to purchase food and provisions.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Traven” is, but he produced a compelling and beautifully written novel. Weeks pass while Dobbs, along with Californian co-worker named Curtin seek the evasive contractor. Dobbs gloats over his presumed killing of Curtin and his double-dealing sierga Howard. Huston soon found out why the newspaper skewered him and his production.

vruno Revolutionary movements in the late 18th Century in Europe destabilize the social relations in the Americas, as Spain begins to lose its grip on its colonial holdings.