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Treasure Island (1934)

Not Rated | | Adventure | 17 August 1934 (USA)
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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Storyline

Former pirate Billy Bones boards at the seaside inn operated by Jim Hawkins and his mother and confides his dread of discovery by his old cohorts to the young boy. After Bones' death, Jim shares his treasure map with the reputable gentry, Dr. Livesey and Squire Trelawney, who organize an expedition to recover the buried loot. Long John Silver, a charming but ruthless rogue, is able to infiltrate the ship with his pirate co-conspirators and mercilessly murders loyal crew members. In the subsequent struggle with the mutineers over the buried gold, half-witted marooned pirate Ben Gunn may hold the key to victory. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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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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Trivia

This film received its USA television premiere in Los Angeles Friday 23 November 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11); in New York City it was first telecast Monday 8 July 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), followed by Philadelphia Saturday 7 September 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in San Francisco it first aired 6 November 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

Capt. Alexander Smollett: Lower the flag? Strike my colors? Not I, sir! We're without without provisions but we've plenty of powder and ball and, by heaven, sir, this spot is England!
[Salutes the Union Jack]
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Connections

Version of Treasure Island (1912) See more »

Soundtracks

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum
(uncredited)
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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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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