Academy Award-winning drama stars screen-legend Humphrey Bogart (CASABLANCA, THE AFRICAN QUEEN), Walter Huston (YANKEE DOODLE DANDY), and Tim Holt (THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS) as three ill-fated prospectors who set out across the Mexican desert in search of gold but instead find mistrust, betrayal and death. The legendary John Huston (THE AFRICAN QUEEN, THE MALTESE FALCON) won an Oscar for his superb direction and screenplay. His father, Walter, received an Oscar for Supporting Actor. Considered by many as Bogart's greatest role, this is a true American classic and was recently selected as one of the fifty best American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
Won: Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Writing - Screenplay, 1949 Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Picture, 1949 Academy Awards
Transcends the medium to become a mandatory viewing experience for anyone that identifies themselves as a human being, period. -- Rob Humanick, SLANTMAGAZINE.COM