History Film / TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre

12th Jun '17 10:52:37 AM Pren
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Curtin tries to take care of a Gila monster that runs under some rocks, which just happens to be where Dobbs was hiding his share of the gold and sparks his growing paranoia.
7th Mar '17 4:39:35 PM mlsmithca
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* DealWithTheDevil: not really, despite the tagline. The descicion to kill each other over the gold might be seen as a metaphorical one. And it turns out like the classic "WasItReallyWorthIt" aesop the classic Faustian Bargain story has. Nobody profits except ol' Scratch in the end.

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* DealWithTheDevil: not Not really, despite the tagline. The descicion decision to kill each other over the gold might be seen as a metaphorical one. And it turns out like the classic "WasItReallyWorthIt" aesop the classic Faustian Bargain story has. Nobody profits except ol' Scratch in the end.
2nd Feb '17 7:36:21 PM randomguy399
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* BigBad: Fred C. Dobbs and Gold Hat.

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* BigBad: BigBadEnsemble: Fred C. Dobbs and Gold Hat.



* FauxAffablyEvil: The bandit leader, Gold Hat, who speaks in a friendly manner and claims to be one of the "mounted police" in an attempt to get Dobbs and his cohorts to lower their guard.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: The bandit leader, Gold Hat, who speaks in a friendly manner and claims to be one of the "mounted police" in an attempt to get Dobbs and his cohorts to lower their his guard.



* SoundOnlyDeath: A few: [[spoiler:Gold Hat, Dobbs, banditos, Bob (although he doesn't get killed).]]

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* SoundOnlyDeath: A few: [[spoiler:Gold Hat, Dobbs, banditos, Bob (although (though he doesn't get killed).die).]]



* TokenGoodTeammate: Howard, being the only one who doesn't consider killing his comrades. Admittedly, he ''does'' kill off a few bandits (but that was purely in self-defense), and the only voluntary killing he comes close to doing is [[spoiler:shooting Cody (which in turn was a result of being overruled in the decision by Dobbs and Curtin).]] Noticeably, when Cody is given a chance to prove himself by keeping an eye on the fake Federales, Howard is all for letting him live, though, which shows he was relieved to not have to kill him.

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* TokenGoodTeammate: Howard, being the only one who doesn't consider killing his comrades. Admittedly, he He ''does'' kill off a few bandits (but that was purely in self-defense), and the only voluntary killing he comes close to doing is [[spoiler:shooting Cody (which in turn was a result of being overruled in the decision by Dobbs and Curtin).]] Noticeably, when When Cody is given a chance to prove himself by keeping an eye on the fake Federales, Howard is all for letting him live, though, which shows he was relieved to not have to kill him.it.
24th Jan '17 11:22:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Howard is being wined and dined by indians for saving a child. He's swinging in a hammock, being fed meat and fruit and Tequila. Then a beautiful woman lights a cigarette for him and rubs his beard. He looks directly into the camera and shudders with amazement at his good fortune.
13th Jan '17 6:17:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationDyeJob:In the book, Dobbs is blond.

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* AdaptationDyeJob:In AdaptationDyeJob: In the book, Dobbs is blond.



* BigBad: Fred C. Dobbs and Gold Hat.



* ChromosomeCasting: Features an all-male cast.

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* ChromosomeCasting: Features an all-male cast.Outside of the occasional extra during the earlier scenes, the cast of the movie consists of three men, four if you include Cody (who isn't in the movie for very long but has a major impact on the plot). There's also the bandits, but they're not given as much focus.


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* FreudianTrio: The Gold Hunters:
** Id: Dobbs, whose SanitySlippage and ProtagonistJourneyToVillain are the focus of the film, and who decides to act impulsively and murder his comrades, putting {{Greed}} in place of everything else.
** Ego: Curtin, originally Dobbs' partner-in-crime, but later starts to become rational after realizing that Dobbs does not intend to let any of them live.
** Superego: Howard, the experienced propsector who is the only one of the three not to succumb to GoldFever and usually offers a peaceful, non-violent solution.


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* {{Greed}}: This is the whole point of the story. Frank Dobbs starts as a normal guy just trying to get by while constantly being swindled and scammed. Once he starts getting his hands on gold his sanity starts to spiral downhill to the point where he's quite content to torture and then attempt to ''murder'' his best friend just so he can make off with everybody's share of the gold as well as his own. [[spoiler: This ends up being his undoing, as his eagerness to get away gets him ambushed and murdered by the bandits, which results in the loss of ''all'' the gold]].


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* IfIWereARichMan: Each of the three prospectors tell the others what they will do now that they've struck it rich. Howard, the old prospector, is done looking for gold. He'll settle down with some kind of store and spend his days reading adventure stories. Curtin, an orchard because of his (somewhat idealized) memories of picking fruit one summer when he was a kid (read ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath''). Fred C. Dobbs? First a Turkish Bath to clean out all the dirt. Then clothes a dozen of everything. Then a fancy restaurant ordering everything on the Bill of Fare and if it isn't just right, and maybe even if it is, he'll send it back and bawl out the waiter. When Curtin asks "Then what?" Dobbs answers "Well, what would be?" The two younger man stare into space with very intense looks until Howard interrupts them to remind them it wasn't all that healthy to be thinking about women in their current situation. Big dreams for $30,000 each but it was 1925.


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* LeftYourLifesaverBehind: Curtin takes away the insane Dobbs' revolver. He returns it only after unloading it. Bogart forgets to reload it and finds himself defenseless at the end.


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* NiceMeanAndInbetween: Howard (nice), Dobbs (mean) and Curtin (in-between).


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* PayingForTheActionScene: After Dobbs and Curtin beat down their deadbeat employer they take only the money owed to them and then leave something on the bar for the drinks and damage.


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* ThinkNothingOfIt: {{Subverted}}. After Howard resuscitates a young village boy who'd drowned, a group of villagers led by the boy's father tracks the trio down and insists on taking them back for a feast. Howard tries to wave it off out of modesty, but the father is insistent: seems local custom holds that "[[AgainstMyReligion all the saints in Heaven will be angry with him]]" if he fails to honor them properly, so he's willing to bring them back through ''force of arms'', if that's what it'll take.


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* WriterOnBoard: It's absent in the film, but if you read the novel, it seems rather clear that Traven really didn't like the Catholic Church.
21st Oct '16 2:38:27 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* SanitySlippage: Dobbs. Howard mentions it happening to his comrades before.

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* SanitySlippage: Dobbs.Dobbs becomes increasingly unhinged and paranoid as the movie progresses. Howard mentions it happening to his comrades before.
8th Oct '16 2:47:50 PM Mdumas43073
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* NoNameGiven: The leader of the Mexican bandits is known only as "[[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Gold Hat]]".

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* NoNameGiven: The We never learn Howard's surname. And the leader of the Mexican bandits is known only as "[[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Gold Hat]]".
8th Oct '16 2:43:36 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'' is a 1948 film directed and written by Creator/JohnHuston, starring Creator/HumphreyBogart, and adapted from a 1927 novel by B. Traven. Father and son both won UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s for their achievements in the film, which was also nominated for Best Picture.

A trio of gringos in Mexico -- Fred C. Dobbs (Bogart), Bob Curtin (Tim Holt), and Howard the prospector (Creator/WalterHuston, John's father) -- decide to search for gold in the eponymous mountain range. At first, the adventure seems simple enough; in fact, they even find their gold. What they didn't count on might just be the greatest obstacle of all: themselves.

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''The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'' is a 1948 film directed and written by Creator/JohnHuston, starring his father Creator/WalterHuston and Creator/HumphreyBogart, and adapted from a 1927 novel by B. Traven. Father and son both won UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s for their achievements in the film, which was also nominated for Best Picture.

A trio of down-on-their-luck gringos in Mexico -- Fred C. Dobbs (Bogart), Bob Curtin (Tim Holt), and Howard the elderly prospector (Creator/WalterHuston, John's father) Howard (Walter Huston) -- decide to search for gold in the eponymous mountain range. At first, the adventure seems simple enough; in fact, they even find their gold. What they didn't count on might just be the greatest obstacle of all: themselves.
8th Oct '16 2:41:23 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'' is a 1948 film directed and written by Creator/JohnHuston, starring his father Creator/WalterHuston and HumphreyBogart, and adapted from a 1927 novel by B. Traven. Father and son both won UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s for their achievements in the film, which was also nominated for Best Picture.

A trio of gringos in Mexico -- Fred C. Dobbs (Bogart), Bob Curtin (Tim Holt), and Howard the prospector (Walter Huston) -- decide to search for gold in the eponymous mountain range. At first, the adventure seems simple enough; in fact, they even find their gold. What they didn't count on might just be the greatest obstacle of all: themselves.

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''The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'' is a 1948 film directed and written by Creator/JohnHuston, starring his father Creator/WalterHuston and HumphreyBogart, Creator/HumphreyBogart, and adapted from a 1927 novel by B. Traven. Father and son both won UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s for their achievements in the film, which was also nominated for Best Picture.

A trio of gringos in Mexico -- Fred C. Dobbs (Bogart), Bob Curtin (Tim Holt), and Howard the prospector (Walter Huston) (Creator/WalterHuston, John's father) -- decide to search for gold in the eponymous mountain range. At first, the adventure seems simple enough; in fact, they even find their gold. What they didn't count on might just be the greatest obstacle of all: themselves.
8th Oct '16 2:40:38 PM Mdumas43073
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-> '''Howard:''' ''Aah, gold's a devilish sort of thing, anyway. You start out, you tell yourself you'll be satisfied with 25,000 handsome smackers worth of it. "So help me, Lord, and cross my heart." Fine resolution. After months of sweatin' yourself dizzy, and growin' short on provisions, and findin' nothin', you finally come down to 15,000, then ten. Finally, you say, "Lord, let me just find $5,000 worth and I'll never ask for anythin' more the rest of my life.''
-> '''Flophouse Bum:''' ''$5,000 is a lot of money.''
-> '''Howard:''' ''Yeah, here in this joint it seems like a lot. But I tell you, if you was to make a real strike, you couldn't be dragged away. Not even the threat of miserable death would keep you from trying to add 10,000 more. Ten, you'd want to get twenty-five; twenty-five you'd want to get fifty; fifty, a hundred. Like roulette. One more turn, you know. Always one more.''

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-> '''Howard:''' ''Aah, Aah, gold's a devilish sort of thing, anyway. You start out, you tell yourself you'll be satisfied with 25,000 handsome smackers worth of it. "So help me, Lord, and cross my heart." Fine resolution. After months of sweatin' yourself dizzy, and growin' short on provisions, and findin' nothin', you finally come down to 15,000, then ten. Finally, you say, "Lord, let me just find $5,000 worth and I'll never ask for anythin' more the rest of my life.''
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-> '''Flophouse Bum:''' ''$5,000 $5,000 is a lot of money.''
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-> '''Howard:''' ''Yeah, Yeah, here in this joint it seems like a lot. But I tell you, if you was to make a real strike, you couldn't be dragged away. Not even the threat of miserable death would keep you from trying to add 10,000 more. Ten, you'd want to get twenty-five; twenty-five you'd want to get fifty; fifty, a hundred. Like roulette. One more turn, you know. Always one more.''
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