The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1946. Draft script for the 1948 Western film.

Based on the 1927 novel by B. Traven, about two American drifters who join forces with an aging prospector to search for gold in the mountains of Mexico. One of the first Hollywood films to be shot on location outside the US. Nominated for four Academy Awards, winning three, including Best Director and Best Screenplay for John Huston—the only two Oscars he would receive throughout his career.

Shot on location in Tampico and Durango, Mexico.

Brown titled wrappers, dated 8/17/46, with two Warner Brothers Story Department stamps on the front wrapper. Title page present, dated August 17, 1946, with credits for screenwriter John Huston and novel credits for B. Traven. 143 leaves, with last page of text numbered 141. Carbon typescript, rectos only, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/20/46 and 8/21/46. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

National Film Registry. Ebert II. Grant US. Pitts 4543. Selby US. Spicer US.

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