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Long John Silver (1954)

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In this sequel to Treasure Island, Long John hopes to rescue his friend Jim from a rival pirate and return for more treasure.

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Capt. Mendoza, 'El Toro'
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Israel Hands (as Rodney Taylor)
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Muriel Steinbeck ...
Henry Gilbert ...
Billy Bowlegs
John Brunskill ...
Eric Reiman ...
Lanky pirate
Harry Hambleton ...
Syd Chambers ...
Ned Shill
George Simpson-Lyttle ...
Capt. Asa MacDougall (as George Simpson-Little)
Tony Arpino ...
Mendoza pirate
Al Thomas ...
Mendoza pirate
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After the Treasure Island adventure, Long John Silver turns up on a British Caribbean island, where he hears that rival pirate Mendoza has taken the ship carrying the governor's daughter...and his young friend Jim Hawkins. Naturally, there's more to his rescue plan than meets the eye; he hopes to get a new ship and go back for more treasure... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Immortal Character-THE MOST COLORFUL PIRATE OF ALL TIME! See more »


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The film was made five years after Treasure Island (1950). See more »

Goofs

When Silver lays out the plan to 'El Toro' Mendoza to waylay Sir Henry's warehouse of jewels and rum, it called for two signal fires to send the governor's warships south as a diversion, while the pirates would head north toward the warehouse. However, only one signal fire was lit, which was the signal for Henry's men to go north as well. See more »

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Long John Silver: Now clear up them there shambles, or I'll feed you piecemeal to the rats in the cellar.
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Version of Return to Treasure Island (1996) See more »

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Out of Yo-Ho-Hos and a Bottle of Rum
13 June 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

After Walt Disney's relatively well-produced version of "Treasure Island" (1950), timber-shivering Robert Newton (as "Long John Silver") returns. He is made to rescue kidnapped Kit Taylor (as Jim Hawkins) along with a damsel in distress, avoid the marriage-minded Connie Gilchrist (as Purity Pinker), and embark on a far less satisfying treasure hunt. This slight, long, and disappointing sequel rests its laurels almost entirely on Mr. Newton's top-heavy characterization. Late in the running time, young Hawkins and a vision-impaired Rodney "Rod" Taylor (as Israel Hands) give Newton a run for the money. Another "Return to Treasure Island" (also 1954), starring Tab Hunter, was even more peripheral to the original. Like Newton says, "Tis a long time since Treasure Island."

**** Long John Silver (12/16/54) Byron Haskin ~ Robert Newton, Kit Taylor, Connie Gilchrist, Rod Taylor


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