HOLLYWOOD: The Treasure of the Madre

When Sigmund Freud saw his first movie—on a trip to New York in September 1909—he was "quietly amused" by what Biographer Ernest Jones describes as "one of the primitive films of those days with plenty of wild chasing." Odds are that he would scarcely be amused by a film now in the script stage and headed for the cameras next year, when an independent group led by Director John Huston (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre) and Producer Wolfgang Reinhardt (son of Max) go to Vienna to make a movie about Sigmund Freud.

Huston and Reinhardt first commissioned French...

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