thirty movies hath november – The treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

you don't have to spend too long in teh internets to find tons of accolades for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre:
John Huston's greatest film!; a triumph; Bogart's finest role; Walter Huston is a revelation; 
and so on.

the powers that be agreed: Treasure… won three Oscars and was nominated for Best Picture.

all that praise misses one thing.  the one thing that makes Treasure… special

Fred C. Dobbs
the greatest character (and character name) in movies.  self-delusional, to boot:

" I know what gold does to men souls"


don't you love foreshadowing?

one of the greatest dialogues in American film.  referenced in dozens if not hundreds of movies and TV shows:

Gold Hat: We are Federales… you know, the mounted police.
 Dobbs: If you're the police, where are your badges?
 Gold Hat: Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!

check it


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6 thoughts on “thirty movies hath november – The treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

  1. oh one of my favorites. this ,the big sleep and maltese falcon get rerun all the time in my house.
    is it your last movie tomorrow? its the last day of nov. you have to do 30 movies have december next. ha.

  2. "we don't need no stinkin' badges" only ever make me think of John Belushi, Saturday Night Live, and "The Killer Bees" skits!

  3. I finally saw this a year or 2 ago. It was great. And I think Fred C. Dobbs is the great grandfather of the Phillies' Greg Dobbs. :-P

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