The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Paperback Wisconsin/Warner Bros. Screenplay

Edited by James Naremore, Introduction by James Naremore, Foreword by Tino Balio

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  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 214mm x 12mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 30 September 1979
  • Publication City/Country: Wisconsin
  • ISBN 10: 0299076849
  • ISBN 13: 9780299076849
  • Illustrations note: 24 film frame enlargements

Product description

A search for gold in the mountains of Mexico leads three American prospectors to both treasure and loss in John Huston's screenplay for his acclaimed and much-studied 1948 film. This volume provides the full text of the screenplay with extensive annotations, production and cast credits, a research inventory and frame enlargements that feature Humphrey Bogart, Walter and John Huston and Alfonso Bedoya in their movie roles. James Naremore contrasts the film with the original anticapitalist novel by B. Traven and describes director Huston's art in the historical context of 1940s Hollywood.

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Author information

James Naremore is the Chancellor's Professor of English and Communication and Culture at Indiana University. He is author of "More than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts" and "The Magic World of Orson Welles."

Review quote

"A notable collection of screenplays... All reproduce the film as shot, with extensive data... [and] full production credits." - American Cinematographer"

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This is a story of three down-and-out Americans in Mexico who set out to discover gold in the mountains. It is a social fable involving a group of highly individual characters caught up in a search for treasure.