/ Modified jun 14, 2012 3:53 p.m.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks at the 1948 movie and explains why it was actually a risky gamble for its studio, director, and star.

treasure of the sierra madre spotlight (L to R): Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, and Tim Holt starring in the 1948 film classic "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"

Film history has a way of making some movies seem like they were always successes. Even a film that received a cold shoulder from critics, or that did poor box office, can become a classic if it is re-discovered by a later audience.

Listen as film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks back at one Hollywood classic with a big reputation to find it was almost miraculous that the film was ever made at all...

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alfonso bedoya sierra madre spotlight Sonora, Mexico native Alfonso Bedoya secured a place in film history with his memorable role in "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"

Who is Chris Dashiell?

chris dashiell portrait Film reviewer Chris Dashiell

Chris Dashiell has been writing about movies for seventeen years, serving as the editor of the online film lovers' guide Cinescene for ten of them. He currently reviews films for Flicks, a weekly program on Tucson's community radio station KXCI, and he confesses to shamelessly idolizing Carl Dreyer, Jean Renoir, and Luchino Visconti.

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