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Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney
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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
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Young Jim Hawkins has an unforgettable encounter with pirate Captain Long John Silver and his murderous mates.

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Stars: Orson Welles, Kim Burfield, Lionel Stander
Adventure | Comedy | Family
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A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says.

Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow
Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Finlay Currie
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Adventure | Drama | Family
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Complete series cast summary:
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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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[opening narration to most episodes]
Capt. Long John Silver: If sailor tales and sailor tunes, / Storm and adventure, heat and cold, / If schooners, islands and maroons / And buccaneers and buried gold, / And all the old romance retold / Exactly in the ancient way / Can please as me they pleased of old / The wiser youngsters of today... So be it! Ar-har! And fall on!
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Referenced in Make Room for Daddy: Danny's Comeback (1956) See more »

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Fine work
2 February 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

While the series is pretty dated, and occasionally politically incorrect, it is an exuberant romp. Robert Newton's performance has always struck me as the definitive interpretation of the role. The production values for 1950s TV were actually pretty good. The script writing is fairly good, and the stories weather well. Some episodes are truly excellent,for example "Execution Dock" which contains a great, extended, surreal dream sequence that has rarely been equaled. I recently obtained a copy of the DVD set for my children (8 and 6) to watch, and they are entranced. I found that interesting, since their only previous exposure to the "pirate" sub-genre had been the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, but the lack of special effects, and Johnny Depp silliness didn't not seem to cause any problem.


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