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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Implied Beheading In "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948) (video)


Humphrey Bogart plays the mentally unhinged Fred C. Dobbs...

...whose final clash with Mexican bandits turns fatal.

While we don't see exactly what happens to him...
...director John Huston makes it pretty obvious.

Gold Hat (Alfonso Bedoya) strikes with his machete.
The exact same shot is repeated twice to show multiple blows.

Then they watch Dobbs' head roll downhill toward the water...
...leaving a trail of blood.

While not graphic, the implication alone is enough to shock.

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