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Release Date:
19 July 1950 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
a young cabin boy, a roguish buccaneer...match wits in a swashbuckling adventure!
Plot:
The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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Aaargh, matey! Them that dies will be the lucky ones! 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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Language:
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)

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Trivia:
One of the first Disney movies to be shown on television, this was first telecast in January 1955, as part of the "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (1954) television program. It was the first Disney live-action film to be shown complete on television, in two one-hour installments shown a week apart, rather than having the entire film on a single evening. It was broadcast again in the 1960s, in the same format, after the series had changed its name to "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" and the show had moved to NBC.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Throughout the film the frizzens were often open and the flashpans exposed on the supposed flintlock pistols and muskets, but the guns fired anyway. These were obviously stage guns, but as a factual point the frizzen must be closed on the pan and there must be a poof of smoke before a flintlock gun will fire.See more »
Quotes:
Jim Hawkins:Pirates, Captain Flint! Pirates!See more »
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

"Treasure Island" Remade How Many Times?
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36 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Aaargh, matey! Them that dies will be the lucky ones!, 19 January 2005
Author: Walling_M_I from United States

I'm not sure if this is the cinematic version which best captures the ethos of Robert Louis Stevenson's book, but it is the version which provides the best movie experience for the viewer, and probably the film that most people think of whenever some one mentions Treasure Island.

Wallace Beery is always worth watching, and his black and white version has many strong points, but he never quite convinces me that he is the black hearted devil who is second only to Captain Flint himself in his cruelty. The Charlton Heston version has the advantage of a wonderful Chieftains soundtrack, and some richer production values than were possible in 1954, but somehow Heston never comes across as the kind of man who could weld a band of misfits, convicts, perverts, murderers and general misanthropes into a functioning pirate crew.

Robert Newton, however, is the definitive Long John Silver. I saw this flick fifty years ago, when it was first run in the theaters, and it left an indelible impression in my memory. (apparently it also impressed Richard Dreyfuss, who does an homage to Newton's Long John in 'Jaws'). The last time I viewed it was probably about ten years ago when my youngest child was still a pre-teen, and Newton's performance as the quintessential rogue who can slit your throat without a qualm while you are laughing at one of his jokes was just as impressive to me when I was 50 as when I was 10.

The story is a little long in the tooth, but the key points, such as the delivery of the black spot by Blind Pew, and the recapture of the Hispaniola, are still tense and exciting, even to a generation weaned on Stargate and Spiderman. The apple barrel scene with young Jim trying to avoid being skewered by Silver's knife made my kids scream, and what more can you ask from a kid's movie than a good, safe scare?

This is a must have movie for any serious video collection.

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