The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
The nearer they get to their treasure, the farther they get from the law.
Budget: $3,800,000
Revenue: $4,307,000

Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, and most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster.