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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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Entertaining and solid version in which Wallace Beery is great as the famous pirate Long John Silver See more (24 total) »

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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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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Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye MaySee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining and solid version in which Wallace Beery is great as the famous pirate Long John Silver, 14 February 2013
Author: ma-cortes

Hollywood vintage adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson pirate adventure from an eyeball-rolling Wallace Beery and a splendid Jacke Coogan . Again we live the roaring adventure of men against the sea . We share the struggles, the heartaches, the laughter of courageous souls who leave their houses they love to dare the wrath of the angry pirates. Upright men and greedy pirates in conflict with their destiny enacting the Robert Stevenson's most thrilling story. Jim Hawkins (an appealing acting by Jackie Coogan) encounters the map that lead to a distant island where is a buried treasure. Then , the young boy join forces with captain Smollett (Lewis Stone), Squire (Nigel Bruce), Doctor Livesey (Otto Kruger) and of course a boisterous Long John Silver(a brilliant triumph by Wallace Beery who is notably snarly , though relatively subdued) journey to isle of hidden bounty. The young cabin boy Hawkins has a treasure map and a boatload of kill-crazed pirates eager for the riches hidden on Treasure Island . Jim Hawkins matches with peg-legged Long Silver and adventures go on .

Fun story of high seas adventure plenty of intrigue , fights and action. The whole piece of adventure teems with emotion , thrills , humor , atmosphere and being pretty amusing . Appropriately adventurous rendition of Robert Stevenson's often-filmed and spine-tingling tale , in which Wallace Beery hands perfectly the role as rogue pirate and gives a memorable acting, as always. Jackie Coogans as sympathetic naive Jim is fabulous and appealing . Delightful performance by Charles Chic Sale as Ben Gunn, as well. At the film appears usual and notorious secondary actors in several Hollywood productions, such as Lionel Barrymore as Billy Bones , Otto Kruger as Doctor Livesey , Lewis Stone as Captain Smollett , Douglass Dumbrille as Pirate of the Spanish Main and Watson's Nigel Bruce as Squire . The motion picture was well directed directed by Victor Fleming . This production is powered by the great Wallace Beery and likable Jackie Coogan. Also available in horrible colorized version . Rating : Above average . Well worth watching , you'll be on the edge of your seat .

Other renditions -being multitudinous remakes , as there are many films made of it- based on this classic novel are the followings : Disney take on (1950) by Byron Haskin with Robert Newton , Basil Sydney and Bobby Driscoll , respectable full-blooded second-best the classic Fleming version ; European retelling (1974) by John Hough with Orson Welles , Angel Del Pozo , Lionel Stander and Kim Burfield ; Teasure Island (1999) by Marc Charlesbois with Jack Palance , Patrick Bergin and Kevin Zegers ; TV recounting by Fraser C Heston with Charlton Heston , Christian Bale and Richard Johnson ; and cartoon-Sci-Fi version Treasure planet (2002) directed by John Musker and Ron Clemens . Furthermore , Muppet's Treasure island and recent rendition (2012) starred by Eddie Izzard .

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