Cinema: New Picture, Feb. 2, 1948

Treasure of Sierra Madre (Warner) is one of the best things Hollywood has done since it learned to talk; and the movie can take a place, without blushing, among the best ever made. But unlike many films of high quality, it does not wear its art on its sleeve. This admirable reticence may earn Treasure some peculiar awards. Movie trade papers are treating it as a western; Daily Variety called it "action stuff with heavy masculine appeal." Reviewer Virginia Wright wrote in the Los Angeles Daily News: "[The] audience . . . seemed...

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