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Long John Silver (1954)

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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Billy Bowlegs
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Lanky pirate
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Ned Shill
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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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21 December 1954 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Robert Newton previously played Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1950). See more »

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When Israel Hands falls to his death on the rocks, it is obviously a dummy that is seen heading over the edge. See more »

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Long John Silver: Sometimes them what quotes the Bible has less Bible in their hearts than them what don't.
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Out of Yo-Ho-Hos and a Bottle of Rum
13 June 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – 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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