YMMV / The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

  • Adaptation Displacement: Many people, even fans of the film, are totally unaware that it's based on a book.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Was Dobbs a decent guy who turned mad due to the powers of gold or was he always evil, the gold only revealed his true nature?
  • Award Snub:
    • This film is often considered more worthy of the Best Picture Oscar than that year's actual winner, Laurence Olivier's production of Hamlet.
    • Humphrey Bogart was denied even a nomination for Best Actor, although the role is considered to be one of his finest and he hadn't won an Oscar up to that point despite being one of Hollywood's most popular and bankable stars.
  • Awesome Music: The rousing score is by Max Steiner.
  • Ethnic Scrappy: Gold Hat and his bandidos. Some could argue that it's just their characterisation, and that the only thing keeping them from being completely annoying is Alfonso Bedoya's strangely likeable performance as Gold Hat.