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Treasure Island (1934)

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Young Jim Hawkins is torn between his loyalty to his benefactors and his affection for lovable rogue Long John Silver in their struggle to recover a buried pirate treasure.

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Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint, in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Sail The High Seas Of Adventure Again !

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17 August 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Ilha do Tesouro  »

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(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Jackie Cooper did not like his performance, writing in his autobiography that he felt an older English boy should have played Jim Hawkins. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Alexander Smollett: When there's treasure in the hold, there's fire in the fo'c'sle.
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Soundtracks

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum
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Traditional
Played and sung by an offscreen chorus during the opening credits
Reprised a cappella at the inn by Lionel Barrymore and the guests
Reprised a cappella by Jackie Cooper twice
Variations played as background music often
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Astute study in Innocence Betrayed
15 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

Yes here is a good adventure yarn from a famous novel; a treasure map, a seafaring trip to an island with pirates too, lost treasure, and characters with names such as "Black Dog" etc etc However what distinguishes this version of the tale in my opinion is the relationship between cabin boy Jim Hawkins and the wily old one legged sea lag Long John Silver with the parrot on his shoulders. Childhood trust and innocence is constantly revealed yet betrayed by the adult against the child. Both these characters dominate the movie and quite a study in how an understandably gullible youngster is constantly hoodwinked by the older rogue. Outstanding performances from both actors and all in all this is an entertaining and thoughtful picture. 7/10.


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