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Treasure Island (1950)

The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Captain Smollett
Walter Fitzgerald ...
Denis O'Dea ...
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Capt. Billy Bones
Ralph Truman ...
George Merry
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Geoffrey Wilkinson ...
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Blind Pew
Francis De Wolff ...
Black Dog
David Davies ...
Mr. Arrow
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Redruth
Andrew Blackett ...
William Devlin ...
Morgan
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Storyline

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

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Adventure | Family

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Release Date:

19 July 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,087,500, 31 December 1950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,419,657
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gus Walker, an apparently uncredited set builder, recalls getting a ladder so that Walt Disney could climb up and see for himself that roof tiles were painted and not real. See more »

Goofs

When Blind Pew leaves the Pub on his own he reaches for the latch on the door. (Which he could not see) See more »

Quotes

Opening title card: If sailor tales and sailor tunes, storm and adventure, heat and cold. If schooners, islands and maroons and buccaneers and buried gold, and all the old romance retold exactly in the ancient way can please as me they pleased of old the wiser youngsters of today... So be it!
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Yo Ho Ho
(uncredited)
Written by Marcus Dods
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Let's face it, this is the best version.
24 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Sure, it had its shortcomings, and it wasn't as dark as it could have been, but this is certainly the best version of a book that has been retold time after time. As a child, this was one of my favorite books, and I always felt this was one of the best, if not the best adaptation of the book. Maybe someday someone will make a better version, but until then, my vote goes to this one.


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