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Enchanted by the idea of locating treasure buried by Captain Flint, Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey and Jim Hawkins charter a sailing voyage to a Caribbean island. Unfortunately, a large ... See full summary »

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Enchanted by the idea of locating treasure buried by Captain Flint, Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey and Jim Hawkins charter a sailing voyage to a Caribbean island. Unfortunately, a large number of Flint's old pirate crew are aboard the ship, including Long John Silver. Written by Patchy Groundfog <strat@ix.netcom.com>

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treasure | captain | pirate | buccaneer | ship | See more »

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a young cabin boy, a roguish buccaneer...match wits in a swashbuckling adventure!

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island  »

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John Howard Davies, who had starred with Robert Newton in Oliver Twist (1948), was sought to play Jim Hawkins. See more »

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When Jim Hawkins is climbing the rigging to get away from the pirate, the sky is blue with white fluffy clouds but it's supposed to be night. See more »

Quotes

Jim Hawkins: Everything he told us was a lie. I've been a fool, sir.
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Johnny's Gone Down to Hilo
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Robert Newton's signature role.
7 September 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When people think of the great British actor, Robert Newton, they think of him as Long John Silver. He put his own personal stamp on this role and made a living off variations of this role until the end of his life.

What most people don't realize is that his brutal portrayal of Bill Sykes is really his most polished and psychologically penetrating performance on screen.

When Newton signed on for the role of Long John he had pretty much given up on acting. Read David Niven's moving profile of Robert Newton in his book, Bring On The Empty Horses.

That said, Newton is splendid in Treasure Island. He uses his stature and intimidating personality to good advantage. He also shows the world how much he loved children. As Niven remarked about Robert Newton, "He was the kindest of men..."


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