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Adventure | Family
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The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney
Adventure | Family
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Young Jim Hawkins has an unforgettable encounter with pirate Captain Long John Silver and his murderous mates.

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Director: Ewald André Dupont
Stars: Tab Hunter, Dawn Addams, Porter Hall
Treasure Island II (1999)
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An adaptation of the Robert Lewis Stevenson adventure classic, in which a young boy sets off on a voyage armed with a map to buried treasure.

Director: Peter Rowe
Stars: Sarah Holland, Pax Lohan, Anthony Booth
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar
Santa Claus (1959)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

With the aid of Merlin, Santa Claus must defeat the evil machinations of the devil Pitch to ruin Xmas.

Director: René Cardona
Stars: José Elías Moreno, Cesáreo Quezadas 'Pulgarcito', José Luis Aguirre 'Trotsky'
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short
Rango (2011)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant
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 Capt. Long John Silver (26 episodes, 1956-1957)
Connie Gilchrist ...
 Purity Pinker (26 episodes, 1956-1957)
Kit Taylor ...
 Jim Hawkins (22 episodes, 1956-1957)
Eric Reiman ...
 Trip Fenner (15 episodes, 1956-1957)
John Brunskill ...
 Old Stingley (15 episodes, 1956-1957)
Harry Hambleton ...
 Big Eric (15 episodes, 1956-1957)
Grant Taylor ...
 Patch (15 episodes, 1956-1957)
Billy Kay ...
 Ironhand (12 episodes, 1956-1957)
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7 July 1958 (Australia)  »

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The poem that Robert Newton recites at the beginning of most episodes ("If sailor tales and sailor tunes...") is entitled "To the Hesitating Purchaser" and the author, Robert Louis Stevenson, attached it as a preamble to his novel "Treasure Island". See more »

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Capt. Long John Silver: There be as many women as fish in the sea. Love be a trick of dame nature - and she be a woman. Thank your stars you be rid of her boarding hook.
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Referenced in Hancock's Half Hour: The Set That Failed (1959) See more »

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Cheap but entertaining.
8 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a kid I watched this on local TV and found it very amusing. In my single digits I rarely paid attention to the perceived budgetary constraints on a film or TV series. I've always loved Robert Newton -no matter what he was in. He carries on his excellent interpretation of Stevenson's one-legged con man. Prior to the series he did a feature film, Return to Treasure Island,(1954), also starring later star Rod Taylor (Yup, he was an Aussie) as Israel Hand no less! The film segued into the series. Newton and Gilchrist stole the series with no effort. Sadly the budget was the demon here. The sets looked like cardboard and you rarely ever saw one of their ships (unless stock footage was used, and the costumes usually look like they were created by a teacher for a sixth grade play. Take a look at the governor's uniform in one episode. Hell they couldn't even afford a parrot! Looking at it nearly 50 years on it's still a lot of fun with spirited performances and well paced direction. Will today's kids, brought up on crap like the Pirates of the Caribbean "franchise" with it's naive premise and foppish "captain", not to mention the typical overuse of CGI go for this? I doubt it, as it requires them to listen and think - besides, it has a plot!


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