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What Is a Western? Film Series: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

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Autry Museum of the American West

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Gold, oil, blood. Western films abound with dreams of striking it rich by pulling treasure from the landscape. Curated by Josh Garrett-Davis, the Autry’s Gamble Assistant Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms, the films in September, October, and November explore how characters respond to “booms” in natural resources. In conjunction with the LA RAZAexhibition, these films also demonstrate the deep Western interconnections across the U.S.-Mexico border.


A group of American men venture into Mexico’s Sierra Madre in search of a rich lode of gold ore, in one of the first U.S. movies filmed on location outside the United States. They struggle against their own nature, a harsh landscape, and bandits impersonating Federales: “I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badges!”

Directed by John Huston | Starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, and Bruce Bennett

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