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Treasure Island (1934)

Passed  -  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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Pirate of the Spanish Main (as Douglas Dumbrille)
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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)

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(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

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.
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Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May
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Music traditional
Words from poem "To Virgins, to Make Much of Time" by Robert Herrick (1648)
Played on a mandolin and sung by Charles Bennett
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The best of the rest, and top 10 of all time
25 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We would always gauge films with the old test of... if you were going to be shot off in a capsule into space and could only take 10 movies... this one would be the first I would chose. Dialog is excellent and follows the story from the book. Casting is spot on with the obvious out of the park home run for the choice of Wallace Beery as Long John Silver. The mark of his skill and acting in this film, is that even though he describes in some detail the murders he committed of his shipmates (there were too many to share the treasure) and is seen in the film.. as best as it was shown in the '30's... killing yet again... by the end of the film you have forgotten his evil. How can this happen? Simply because he is that wonderful in the part. Nigel Bruce (Dr. Watson) as the bumbling Squire, and Harold Stone (Judge Hardy)round out the cast in glowing Technicolor. Jackie Cooper has been knocked for giving a "stiff" performance, but I thought he was great. Give the kid a break. Many great lines, memorable moments and favorite scenes that will stay with you long after the movie ends. This is one that I can happily watch once a week forever.

For me this will always be the classic and definitive version, everything else is just chasing this one and none have come close.


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