About

Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, and most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster.

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Directed by

John Huston

Written by

John Huston (Screenplay)
B. Traven (Novel)

Runtime

126 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The nearer they get to their treasure, the farther they get from the law.

Cast

Keywords

based on novel or book bandit money friends gold rush mexico greed gold mine gold 1920s american dead mule prospector

Photos

Lists

#120 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#226 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#38 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#74 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Director John Huston

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay John Huston

Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Walter Huston

Oscar nomination for Best Picture