MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,675 this week

Treasure Island (1934)

 -  Adventure  -  17 August 1934 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,459 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 12 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screen play), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 07 Jan 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 21 Jan 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 12 Mar 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Treasure Island" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Treasure Island (1934)

Treasure Island (1934) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Treasure Island.

User Polls

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Lewis Stone ...
Nigel Bruce ...
Charles 'Chic' Sale ...
William V. Mong ...
Pew
Charles McNaughton ...
Dorothy Peterson ...
...
Pirate of the Spanish Main (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Edmund Breese ...
Pirate of the Spanish Main
Olin Howland ...
Pirate of the Spanish Main
Charles Irwin ...
Pirate of the Spanish Main
Edward Pawley ...
Pirate of the Spanish Main
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sail The High Seas Of Adventure Again !

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 August 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Treasure Island  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Long John Silver: Silver's the name, Long John Silver they calls me. At your service, sir.
Squire Trelawney: Mr. Silver, Trelawney's my name, Squire Trelawney. And this is our cabin boy: Jim, Jim Hawkins.
Long John Silver: Aye, Matey. Smart as paint I'll warrant.
Jim Hawkins: Smart enough to see you've only one leg, sir.
Squire Trelawney: Jim Boy!
Jim Hawkins: Yes, sir.
Long John Silver: You're pretty smart, Jim. So was that French gunner who touched off the ball that blew that ol' leg o' mine overboard.
See more »

Connections

Version of Treasure Island (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Pick a Star
Music by R. Alex Anderson
Lyrics by Johnny Strange and Fred Stryker
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A map, a boy, a ship, pirates, treasure--and friendship.
24 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, 9 stars from me, certain I am! This version's my favorite treasure-hunt-pirate movie, it ought to be on DVD just as it is, not colorized. I know, Beery's basically the same guy he played in most of his talkies. But someone at MGM had a flash of casting genius cuz Beery is the spittin' image of the Sea Cook in Winslow Homer's illustrations for the novel, and he wears the role like his favorite pair of--um--shoe. And even if the only English accents seem to come from Nigel Bruce (most prominently) and (who else? can't recall), somehow this cast makes their variety of UnitedStatesian accents work. They pull it off. There are a few differences between the novel and this movie version, but darn few and so what. There's no shortage of remakes & won't be. I'll take this version! Saw it on TV three or four times in my teen yrs, having read the novel when I was 12, and the differences were never significant to me. I've seen Disney's, which I liked on the Disneyland telecast, but, while Robert Newton is a definitive Long John Silver and the quintessential adventure-tale pirate--people today say Arrrr! because of his performance--Bobby Driscoll's Jim Hawkins never quite did the job in my opinion. (And Jack Palance is another great actor and his Long John Silver terrific but the version he's in is embarrassingly bad. Haven't seen the Charlton Heston.) Gotta go with this MGM version, Jackie Cooper's pout and all (but does Cooper have Presence!). From the opening scene, in which we are introduced to Jim Hawkins and Billy Bones (Lionel Barrymore having the time of his life! and setting the standard for the rest of the cast), and the unfolding story giving us as motley & mangy a bunch of pirates as ever were--among them Charles McNaughton as Black Dog, Charles Bennett as a creepy Dandy Dawson, Douglas Dumbrille as Israel Hands, and "Chic" Sale as loony Ben Gunn--to the last frame of the last scene this is a downright exciting adventure, and I think it does Robert Louis Stevenson proud (yep, even w/the minor differences). To your kids: I suggest finding an edition of the novel w/ Winslow Homer's illustrations, read that first, cuz there's nothing like the original, with justright illustrations for a bonus, and your imagination. Then sit your parents down & watch this MGM version with 'em. You'll have a fine family evening. Yes, you will, sez I!! Now get me a noggin' o' rum!!!


18 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD hohopink
Discuss Treasure Island (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?