If you don’t like Bogart playing the archetype 50s good guy, watch him play in Sierra Madre. He creates a very credible role out of a difficult and ambiguous character. Worth while watching for Bogart’s acting especially. These old movies are not without really awful stereotypes: in this movie it’s not the blacks or women, but the Mexican natives (or Indians as they are called), they’re dumb, lazy or naive, but never as clever and complicated as the white roles. Alas.
The Treasure of Sierra Madre (1948)
Leave a reply