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Release Date:
19 July 1950 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
a young cabin boy, a roguish buccaneer...match wits in a swashbuckling adventure!
Plot:
Enchanted by the idea of locating treasure buried by Captain Flint, Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey and... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
If you liked "Pirates of the Caribbean", you owe it to yourself to see "Treasure Island" See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Byron Haskin 
 
Writing credits
Lawrence Edward Watkin (screenplay)

Robert Louis Stevenson (story)

Produced by
Perce Pearce .... producer
Walt Disney .... executive producer (uncredited)
Herbert Smith .... executive producer in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Clifton Parker 
 
Cinematography by
Freddie Young  (as F.A. Young)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Jaggs  (as Alan L. Jaggs)
 
Casting by
Maude Spector (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Thomas N. Morahan  (as Thomas Morahan)
 
Costume Design by
Sheila Graham (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Tony Sforzini .... makeup supervisor
Vivienne Walker .... hair styles supervisor
R.L. Alexander .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Olga Angelinetta .... wigs (uncredited)
Gladys Atkinson .... unit hairdresser (uncredited)
Sarah Beber .... wigs (uncredited)
Gene Beck .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Frances Dobson .... unit hairdresser (uncredited)
Betty Dymore .... unit hairdresser (uncredited)
Vera Franklin .... unit hairdresser (uncredited)
Eddie Knight .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ann Morley .... wig maker (uncredited)
Alice Piper .... wig maker (uncredited)
Nora Ridgeway .... unit hairdresser (uncredited)
Geoffrey Rodway .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Grace Spellacey .... wig maker (uncredited)
Pearl Tipaldi .... unit hairdresser (uncredited)
Sidney Turner .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Vivienne Walker .... hairdressing supervisor (uncredited)
Joan White .... unit hairdresser (uncredited)
Joyce Wood .... unit hairdresser (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Douglas Peirce .... production manager
Fred Leahy .... studio production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Evans .... assistant director
George Fowler .... assistant director (uncredited)
Gordon Heaver .... assistant director (uncredited)
Pat MacDonnell .... second assistant director (uncredited)
David W. Orton .... first assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Len Banks .... head plasterer (uncredited)
W. Evans .... props (uncredited)
R.H. Gillard .... plasterer (uncredited)
Bert Jempson .... construction manager (uncredited)
Norman Lloyd .... props (uncredited)
Basil Mannin .... scenic art department supervisor (uncredited)
Bill Nason .... property master (uncredited)
Bert Norman .... carpenter supervisor (uncredited)
M. Quick .... props (uncredited)
J. Ralph .... carpenter (uncredited)
Fred Richards .... painter supervisor (uncredited)
W. Searle .... construction manager: Denham (uncredited)
George Smith .... props (uncredited)
F. Stannard .... painter (uncredited)
Pat Ward .... props (uncredited)
R. Wingfield .... prop supervisor (uncredited)
Wally Young .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kenneth Heeley-Ray .... sound editor
Geoffrey Daniels .... boom operator (uncredited)
Peter Davies .... first assistant dubbing mixer (uncredited)
David Hildyard .... boom operator (uncredited)
Anthony J. Kay .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Jack Locke .... sound technician (uncredited)
Austin Partridge .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Ellenshaw .... matte artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
L. Cave-Chinn .... location camera operator (as L. Cave Chinn)
Skeets Kelly .... camera operator
Stanley W. Sayer .... location camera operator (as Stanley Sayer)
Harry Baker .... camera grip (uncredited)
Frank Bellingham .... still photographer (uncredited)
Tom Gardner .... crane operator (uncredited)
Maurice Gillett .... supervising electrician (uncredited)
Arthur Ibbetson .... camera operator: third unit (uncredited)
Bob Kindred .... focus puller (uncredited)
Frank Kingston .... assistant focus puller (uncredited)
William Leach .... camera grip (uncredited)
Don Lewis .... crane operator (uncredited)
George Pink .... assistant focus puller (uncredited)
Derek Whitehurst .... clapper boy (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fred Birch .... costumer (uncredited)
Bert Brown .... costumer (uncredited)
Fred Pridmore .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Dennis Gurney .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Dennis Sawyer .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Charles Squires .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Dusty Buck .... assistant conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joan Bridge .... technicolor color consultant
Alex Bryce .... location director
Joan Davis .... continuity
Walt Disney .... presenter
Russell Lloyd .... location director
Charles R. Beard .... period researcher (uncredited)
L. Charles .... stand-in: Robert Newton (uncredited)
Bob Connor .... stand-in: Francis de Wolff (uncredited)
Michael Croudson .... stand-in: Bobby Driscoll (uncredited)
Arthur Dibbs .... stand-in: David Davies (uncredited)
Joe Edwards .... swimming double: Walter Fitzgerald (uncredited)
Raymond Evans .... cutlass instructor (uncredited)
Phil Gersdorf .... publicist (uncredited)
Charles Hammond .... stand-in: Denis O'Dea (uncredited)
Bill Jordan .... stand-in: Walter Fitzgerald (uncredited)
Manny Michael .... stand-in: Robert Newton (uncredited)
George Mills .... nautical advisor (uncredited)
Bill Morgan .... stand-in: Ralph Truman (uncredited)
Catherine O'Brien .... unit publicist (uncredited)
A.N. Other .... stand-in: Francis de Wolff (uncredited)
Dick Plummer .... stand-in: Finlay Currie (uncredited)
Ted Robette .... stand-in: Denis O'Dea (uncredited)
Ian Selby .... stand-in: Geoffrey Keen and John Laurie (uncredited)
R.A. Taylor .... stand-in (uncredited)
G.K. Thompson .... stand-in (uncredited)
Tommy Thompson .... stand-in: Denis O'Dea (uncredited)
Fred Tooze .... stand-in: Basil Sydney (uncredited)
Edgar Wayne .... stand-in: Stephen Jack (uncredited)
Alfred Wright .... stand-in: Geoffrey Wilkinson (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
96 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:10 | Iceland:12 | South Korea:All | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:PG | USA:Approved (PCA #14196) | USA:G (edited version: 1975) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1992) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Patrick Troughton (Roach) would later play Israel Hands in "Treasure Island" (1977).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
[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...
[throws the knife into Jim's shoulder, who promptly blasts Mr. Hands in the face with the pistol, sending him falling into the water]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Pagemaster (1994)See more »
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FAQ

"Treasure Island" Remade How Many Times?
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29 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
If you liked "Pirates of the Caribbean", you owe it to yourself to see "Treasure Island", 1 May 2004
Author: Randall Grossman from Elma, NY

I saw this film as a child and enjoyed it, but when I watched it again tonight with my children, I absolutely loved it. My two oldest daughters are big fans of "Pirates of the Caribbean." They immediately recognized Robert Newton's brilliant performance as Long John Silver as the inspiration for Geoffrey Rush's equally delightful turn as Captain Barbossa fifty years later. Newton steals the show with his characterization of the famous pirate, yet does so without distracting one from the story.

A half century has not robbed this film of any of its charm; it remains one of the great pirate films of all time. Grab a bowl of popcorn and fire up your DVD player. Treasure Island is the real thing!

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