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Treasure Island -- Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver search for buried treasure.

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Release Date:
19 July 1950 (USA) See more »
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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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One of the best adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson including a magnificent Robert Newton . See more (49 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:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:10 | Iceland:12 | South Korea:All | Sweden:15 (original rating) | Sweden:7 (re-rating) (1981) | Sweden:11 (re-rating) (1980) | UK:U | USA:PG | USA:Approved (PCA #14196) | USA:G (edited version: 1975) | USA:PG (certificate #31730) (re-rating) (1992) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
Except for a brief appearance of Jim's mother at the beginning of the novel, there are no females in the story, which author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote as an adventure for boys. There are no females at all in the Walt Disney movie.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:
Long John Silver:Now, then, matey, don't ye take it so hard? Why, 'tis lucky you came along, or Ol' John here, he'd have nothing to bargain with. But that don't mean I'd harm a hair o' your little head.
Jim Hawkins:Liar! You let go of me!
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
One of the best adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson including a magnificent Robert Newton ., 24 November 2013
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Fabulous and appealing adventures starred by two unforgettable characters , Jim Hawkins/Bobby Driscoll and Long John Silver/Robert Newton . Gorgeous and astounding adventure film with an outstanding and fantastic starring , Jim Hawkins, and a nasty as well as likable pirate called Long Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint . Entertaining and solid retelling from Walt Disney filmed in imaginative style with the literary heroes Jack Hawkins and the pirate Long John Silver . Again we live the roaring adventure , this time set in a far island . We share the struggles , the heartaches , the laughter of courageous souls who leave their houses they love to dare the wrath of the angry space pirates . Jim Hawkins encounters a map that leads to a distant Caribbean island where is a buried treasure . Enchanted by the idea of locating treasure buried by Captain Flint , Captain Smollett (Basil Sydney) , Squire Trelawney (Walter Fitzgerald) , Dr. Livesy (Denis O'Dea) and Jim Hawkins (Bobby Driscoll , he only had a 3 month work permit in England so all his scenes were filmed first, a long way out of continuity) charter a sailing voyage in a ship called La Española to a Caribbean island . Upright men and greedy pirates in conflict with their destiny enacting the Robert Stevenson's most thrilling story in search of the legendary loot of Captain Nathaniel Flint . Then , the young boy join forces with his friends and , of course , a boisterous , rogue Long John Silver (Robert Newton)) journey to island of hidden bounty . The young cabin boy Hawkins has a treasure map and a boatload of kill-crazed pirates eager for the riches hidden on Treasure Island . Unfortunately, a large number of Flint's old pirate crew are aboard the ship, including Long John Silver . Jim Hawkins matches with stick-legged , a notably snarly Long Silver and adventures go on . But even greater risks lie ahead when Hawkins finds out that his trusted colleague Long John is actually a nasty pirate with mutiny on his mind . As young Jim Hawkins is torn between his loyalty to his benefactors and his affection for lovable rogue Long John Silver in their struggle to recover a buried pirate treasure .

Fun story with plenty of adventure , intrigue , fights and action . The whole piece of adventure teems with emotion , thrills , humor , exotic atmosphere and being pretty amusing . Appropriately adventurous rendition of Robert Stevenson's often-filmed and spine-tingling tale . In the picture there is humor , rip-roaring adventures , swashbuckling and it's pretty funny . Top-notch acting by Robert Newton , his featured performance as Long John Silver is so iconic that it is thought by many to be the origin of today's stereotypical laced pirate patois . This was Disney's first live action movie ; Walt Disney started the project when postwar restrictions stopped him from transferring profits from his cartoons out of Great Britain , rather than set up a new animation studio, he used the profits and existing facilities to produce a conventional film . At the film appears usual personages from Stevenson's Treasure Island such as Billy Bones well played by Finlay Currie , George Merry splendidly acted by villain Ralph Truman , Nathaliel Flint , Capt. Billy Bones , Israel Hands , Ben Gunn , Blind Pew , Black Dog and Mr. Arrow . Colorful and glamorous cinematography by Freddie Young , filmed in England, not in the West Indies . Evocative as well as moving musical score by Clifton Parker . The motion picture was compellingly directed by Byron Haskin . Rating : Above average . Well worth watching , you'll be on the edge of your seat.

Other renditions -being multitudinous remakes , as there are many films made of it- based on this classic novel are the followings : Vintage version (1934) by Victor Fleming with Jackie Cooper , Wallace Beery and Lewis Stone ; this Disney take on (1950) by Byron Haskin , being a respectable full-blooded second-best the classic Fleming version ; it was followed by a sequel titled ¨Long John Silver¨ also directed by Byron Haskin with Robert Newton , Lloyd Berrell , Grant Taylor , Rod Taylor ; in addition , ¨Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 29, 1951 with Bobby Driscoll reprising his film role . Furthermore , European retelling (1974) by John Hough with Orson Welles , Angel Del Pozo , Lionel Stander and Kim Burfield ; ¨Treasure Island¨ (1999) by Marc Charlesbois with Jack Palance , Patrick Bergin and Kevin Zegers ; TV recounting by Fraser C Heston with Charlton Heston , Christian Bale and Richard Johnson . ¨Muppet's Treasure island¨ (1996) and recent rendition (2012) by Steve Barron , starred by Eddie Izzard , Rupert Penry-Jones , Daniel Mays , Donald Sutherland and Elijah Wood . Besides , "Treasure Island in Outer Space", TV miniseries (1987) set in space directed by Antonio Margheriti with Anthony Quinn as Long John Silver , David Warbeck as Doctor Livesy and Philippe Leroy as Squire . And Disney top-notch cartoon-Sci-Fi version Treasure planet (2002) splendidly directed by John Musker and Ron Clemens .

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