Treasure Island (1950)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family  |  19 July 1950 (USA)
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The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.



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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 <>

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


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19 July 1950 (USA)  »

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island  »

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1.37 : 1
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Some critics felt Bobby Driscoll was out of place as the only American in the film. See more »


As Jim Hawkins is climbing down the mast rigging after shooting Israel Hands, the ship is shown adrift and moving toward the shore. But in the overhead shot looking down toward Jim, there is no indication of movement seen in the water below and the ship appears to be stationary. Later, when Long John Silver and Jim are being rowed out to the ship, at least one shot of the two in the row boat's stern similarly shows no sign of the boat moving through the water, but merely floating in place. See more »


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Excellent Adaptation
29 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Even though it does not stick 100% to the novel, it stays true to the spirit and idea of the book. A light-hearted and well done adaptation of a well-loved book. Casting is brilliantly done, particularly for the parts of Long John Silver and Squire Trelawney. Locations are amazingly picturesque and make the watcher feel like they are in the right world for a swashbuckling pirate adventure, thereby making it all the better for them. For Disney's first foray into the arena of live-action films, it is extremely well done and hopefully they will be able to recapture their former glory and go back to the days of Treasure Island, Mary Poppins, and other live-action masterpieces of their illustrious past.

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