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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(Western Electric Recording)



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1.37 : 1
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Disney's first live action movie. Walt Disney started the project when postwar restrictions stopped him from transferring profits from his cartoons out of the United Kingdom. Rather than set up a new animation studio, he used the profits and existing facilities to produce a conventional film. The movie was filmed in England, not in the West Indies, using Disney's frozen U.K. profits. See more »


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 »


[Mr. Hands chases Jim Hawkins up the ship's rigging into the crow's nest, but Jim threatens him with a pistol]
Jim Hawkins: Not another step!
Israel Hands: Jim, I reckon I'll have to strike my colors. That comes hard from a master mariner to a ship's yonker like you, Jim. But you're like Silver said: smart as paint.
Jim Hawkins: One more step, Mr. Hands, and I'll blow your brains out!
Israel Hands: Now, now, matey.
[pulls a knife from his boot]
Israel Hands: Matey...
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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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