THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948) B/W 124m dir: John Huston

w/Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane, Alfonso Bedoya, Arturo Soto, Manuel Donde, Jose Torvay, Margarito Luna

Three prospectors fight off bandits and each other while trying to strike it rich in the Mexican mountains.

From The Movie Guide: "Arguably John Huston's greatest film, this powerful study of masculinity under pressure retains its power. There's gold in them thar hills and Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, and Tim Holt are hell-bent to find it. The rather preachy B. Traven novel about greed and its tragic consequences is made more lively and much more human by the father-and-son team of actor Walter Huston and director/writer John, with the invaluable assistance of Bogart. What a nice present to give your father at the end of his career. Bogart gives one of his most memorable performances as Fred C. Dobbs, an ordinary guy who gets transformed and finally consumed by greed. ...

"Both director John Huston and his distinguished father, Walter, won Oscars for this film, the only time father and son won the coveted gold statuettes. (In 1985, a third generation of the family won an Oscar when Anjelica Huston, John's daughter and Walter's granddaughter, was named Best Supporting Actress for her role in PRIZZI'S HONOR --- also directed by John Huston.)"

THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE won three Oscars: Best Director, Supporting Actor (Walter Huston), and Screenplay (John Huston). It was also nominated for Best Picture.