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Release Date:
17 August 1934 (USA) See more »
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Sail The High Seas Of Adventure Again !
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Wallace Beery ... Long John Silver

Jackie Cooper ... Jim Hawkins

Lionel Barrymore ... Billy Bones

Otto Kruger ... Doctor Livesey

Lewis Stone ... Captain Smollett

Nigel Bruce ... Squire Trelawney
Charles 'Chic' Sale ... Ben Gunn
William V. Mong ... Pew
Charles McNaughton ... Black Dog
Dorothy Peterson ... Mrs. Hawkins

Douglass Dumbrille ... 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
Richard Powell ... Pirate of the Spanish Main
James Burke ... Pirate of the Spanish Main
John Anderson ... Pirate of the Spanish Main
Charles Bennett ... Pirate of the Spanish Main
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adair ... Tom - Seaman (uncredited)
Robert Anderson ... Pirate (uncredited)
Bernice Beatty ... Woman at Inn (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Friend at Inn (uncredited)

Bruce Bennett ... Man at Tavern (uncredited)
Red Berger ... Pirate (uncredited)
Robert Bolder ... Mild Man at Inn (uncredited)
Ed Brady ... Pirate (uncredited)
Wes Clark ... Allan (uncredited)
Cora Sue Collins ... Young Girl at the Inn (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Henry - Pirate (uncredited)
Sidney D'Albrook ... Joyce (uncredited)
Jill Dennett ... Streetwalker (uncredited)
Kay Deslys ... Streetwalker (uncredited)

Billy Dooley ... Pirate (uncredited)
Vernon Downing ... Boy at Inn (uncredited)
Frank Dunn ... Hunter (uncredited)
Harold Entwistle ... Ship's Chandler (uncredited)
Matt Gilman ... Pirate (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Pirate (uncredited)
Jack Hill ... Pirate (uncredited)
John Kerr ... Pirate (uncredited)
J.M. Kerrigan ... Tom Morgan - Pirate (uncredited)
Edith Kingdon ... Wife at Inn (uncredited)
A.B. Lane ... Pirate (uncredited)
Tom Mahoney ... Redruth (uncredited)
Jim Mason ... Pirate (uncredited)
King Mojave ... Pirate (uncredited)
John Northpole ... Pirate (uncredited)
Ethel Ransome ... Streetwalker (uncredited)
Yorke Sherwood ... Mr. Arrow (uncredited)
Shirley Simpson ... Woman Friend at Inn (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson ... Pirate (uncredited)
Jane Talent ... Streetwalker (uncredited)
Hal Wilson ... Oldster (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... Pirate (uncredited)

Directed by
Victor Fleming 
 
Writing credits
Robert Louis Stevenson (novel "Treasure Island")

John Lee Mahin (screen play)

John Howard Lawson  contributor to treatment (uncredited)
Leonard Praskins  contributor to treatment (uncredited)

Produced by
Hunt Stromberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Herbert Stothart 
 
Cinematography by
Clyde De Vinna (photographed by) (as Clyde DeVinna)
Ray June (photographed by)
Harold Rosson (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Blanche Sewell (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Costume Design by
Dwight Franklin (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Horace Hough .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Merrill Pye .... associate art director
Edwin B. Willis .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Robert Shirley .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ellsworth Fredericks .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Wayne Allen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bob Davis .... singing voice: Charles 'Chic' Sale (uncredited)
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Lamkoff .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dwight Franklin .... technical advisor
 
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Runtime:
USA:103 min (Turner library print) | USA:110 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | USA:TV-G | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #9)
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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:I like this boy, and if you understand the King's English, you better not lay a hand on 'im!
[the pirates seem to react aggressively]
Long John Silver:. You want to have it out with me?
[They back down]
Long John Silver:. That's better, George Merry. Why, this boy's got more fight than the whole of you!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Lady in Red (1979)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rule BritanniaSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Awfully entertaining., 7 December 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I noticed, like some of the other reviewers, that few in the film had the necessary British accents needed to play these characters well. However, despite this, the movie is an excellent version of the Stevenson novel--mostly due to good acting, great sets and the nice MGM polish you'd expect from one of their top productions.

As far as the film goes, it's one of the earliest of the Wallace Beery films that teamed him with a cute kid--a formula that was repeated again and again up until Beery's death in 1949. Considering that according to his co-star, Jackie Cooper, Beery hated children and did little to hide it off camera--so I am sure in some ways Beery probably wished this and "The Champ" hadn't been so successful!!

As for the story, it's the often told story of "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson. It's reasonably faithful to the story and is better than other versions I have seen. However, I have NOT seen the very famous Robert Newton version (by many seen as the best), so I cannot say the 1934 version was the best--though many of the newer versions tended to be a bit more dull. Like it or not, the Beery-Cooper schmaltz was entertaining--and I can see why audiences fell for it by the millions!

By the way, like so many releases from Turner Entertainment, this film includes many wonderful extras from the same studio (MGM) from the same year as this feature's release. Turner also does this with many of their classic Warner Brothers releases as well--making them excellent values for customers.

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