Treasure Island (1934)

Not Rated  |   |  Adventure  |  17 August 1934 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles 'Chic' Sale ...
William V. Mong ...
Charles McNaughton ...
Dorothy Peterson ...
Pirate of the Spanish Main (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Edmund Breese ...
Olin Howland ...
Charles Irwin ...
Edward Pawley ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

17 August 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Ilha do Tesouro  »

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Technical Specs


(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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Rule Britannia
(1740) (uncredited)
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Words by James Thomson
Background music when the Hispanola leaves Bristol, England
Reprised when land is sighted
Reprised at the stockade when the Union Jack is raised
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16 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen most versions of Treasure Island. This is one of my favorites. Not what I would call erotic in any shape or form. Good Beery and Coogan vehicle with plenty of pirates and treasure hunting as other versions. The story line is not much different than any other. It seems a bit brighter and more lighthearted. Although none are very true to the story this one is a decent adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson book. I happen to like the casting of Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger, Lewis Stone, and Nigel Bruce in this gem. Their defense of the Island Stockade is exciting. It has more replayability than all but a couple. It is great fun for the whole family for a lazy afternoon. A notch above most except perhaps the one with Charlton Heston. I certainly hope to see this on DVD since I would add it to my collection.

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