The Treasure of the Sierra Madre


Dir John Huston (1948).
Huston’s bleak and ambitious morality fable on the futility of greed, set in Mexico, has always been a tad overrated. Humphrey Bogart stars and is faultless as usual, but it’s the director’s dad, veteran Walter Huston, playing his role without his dentures, who steals the show as a garrulous old buzzard prospector.

Fri., Aug. 28, 4 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 29, 1:30 p.m., 2009

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