One of cinema’s legendary features of 1948 will be returning to the big screen for its 70th anniversary.
The revival presentation of the 1948 screen adaptation of B. Traven’s novel will take place in participating cinema venues from coast-to-coast on Sun., Jan. 14 and Tue., Jan. 16* at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time.
The TCM “Big Screen Classics” 70th anniversary showcase of “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948) will also feature pre-recorded opening introduction and closing conclusion segments by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.
Directed by John Huston, the players who appeared in “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” were Humphrey Bogart (as Dobbs), Walter Huston (as Howard), Tim Holt (as Curtin), Bruce Bennett (as Cody), Barton MacLane (as McCormick), Alfonso Bedoya (as Gold Hat), A. Soto Rangel (as Presidente), Robert Blake (in an uncredited role as a boy selling lottery tickets), a pre-“Lone Ranger” Jay Silverheels (in an uncredited role as a pier Indian guide) and Jack Holt (in an uncredited role as a flophouse bum). John Huston also made an uncredited bit cameo appearance in the film as an American tourist in Tampico.
Winner of three Academy Awards
The film adaptation of B. Traven’s novel won three Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay (John Huston won both aforementioned Oscar statuettes) and Actor in a Supporting Role (Walter Huston).
According to the American Film Institute’s article on “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” this was the first time that a father and son (Walter and John Huston) received Academy Awards for the same feature film.
Be sure to see “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948) on the big screen!
If your neighborhood cinema is showing the Turner Classic Movies/Fathom Events “Big Screen Classics” revival screening of “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” be sure to see it on the biggest screen possible!
With a cast of familiar players, you will not be disappointed in the landmark 1948 dramatic feature adaptation of Traven’s novel (with Ted McCord’s cinematography, John Huston’s direction, Max Steiner’s musical score and the performances of Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane, A. Soto Rangel, Alfonso Bedoya, Robert Blake, Jay Silverheels and Jack Holt). Highly recommended to all fellow classic film aficionados!
Sun., Jan. 14 and Tue. Jan. 16* at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (local time) in participating cinemas from coast-to-coast
To find the nearest cinema location in your hometown (that will be participating in Turner Classic Movies’ revival screening of “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”), type in your zip code on the Fathom Events site.
Nearest regional cinema venues:
20000 Century Blvd.,
Germantown, Maryland 20874
Cinemark Egyptian 24 (Arundel Mills Mall)
7000 Arundel Mills Circle, C-1
Hanover, Maryland 21076
701 7th St. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20001
4110 West Ox Road, Suite 12110,
Fairfax, Virginia 22033
In relation to “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948):
Turner Classic Movies will be showcasing “Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948) on Mon., Feb. 12 at 1:45 a.m. Eastern/12:45 a.m. Central/11:45 p.m. Mountain/10:45 p.m. Pacific (part of “31 Days of Oscar”).
“The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948) is also available on Blu-Ray, DVD, deluxe DVD set and digital HD download/streaming (through select providers) from Warner Home Video. The film is also available as part of Warners’ twin-film DVD set (with the 1941 adaptation of “The Maltese Falcon”) and is also part of Warners’ “Best of Warner Bros.” 100-film DVD collection.
In relation to “Silver Screen Reflections:”
*Editorial sidebar (for fellow classic/cult film aficionados): Tue., Jan. 16 also marks the Birthday of “Silver Screen Reflections” writer and founder Chris Hamby! -C.H.