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Treasure Island (1934)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Family | 17 August 1934 (USA)
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.

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Ben Gunn
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Pew
Charles McNaughton ...
Black Dog
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Mrs. Hawkins
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Pirate of the Spanish Main (as Douglas Dumbrille)
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Pirate of the Spanish Main
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Pirate of the Spanish Main
Charles Irwin ...
Pirate of the Spanish Main
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Pirate of the Spanish Main
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Former pirate Billy Bones boards at the seaside inn operated by Jim Hawkins and his mother and confides his dread of discovery by his old cohorts to the young boy. After Bones' death, Jim shares his treasure map with the reputable gentry, Dr. Livesey and Squire Trelawney, who organize an expedition to recover the buried loot. Long John Silver, a charming but ruthless rogue, is able to infiltrate the ship with his pirate co-conspirators and mercilessly murders loyal crew members. In the subsequent struggle with the mutineers over the buried gold, half-witted marooned pirate Ben Gunn may hold the key to victory. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Sail The High Seas Of Adventure Again !

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Adventure | Family

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17 August 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Ilha do Tesouro  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,537,520

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,957,320
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(Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its USA television premiere in Los Angeles Friday 23 November 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11); in Hartford CT it first aired 8 February 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Phoenix 9 February 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Chicago 30 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Honolulu 11 May 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Minneapolis 12 June 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in New York City 8 July 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Philadelphia 7 September 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and in Altoona PA 4 October 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10); in San Francisco it was first telecast 6 November 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

Long John Silver: Silver's the name, Long John Silver they calls me. At your service, sir.
Squire Trelawney: Mr. Silver, Trelawney's my name, Squire Trelawney. And this is our cabin boy: Jim, Jim Hawkins.
Long John Silver: Aye, Matey. Smart as paint I'll warrant.
Jim Hawkins: Smart enough to see you've only one leg, sir.
Squire Trelawney: Jim Boy!
Jim Hawkins: Yes, sir.
Long John Silver: You're pretty smart, Jim. So was that French gunner who touched off the ball that blew that ol' leg o' mine overboard.
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Soundtracks

Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May
(uncredited)
Music traditional
Words from poem "To Virgins, to Make Much of Time" by Robert Herrick (1648)
Played on a mandolin and sung by Charles Bennett
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16 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have seen most versions of Treasure Island. This is one of my favorites. Not what I would call erotic in any shape or form. Good Beery and Coogan vehicle with plenty of pirates and treasure hunting as other versions. The story line is not much different than any other. It seems a bit brighter and more lighthearted. Although none are very true to the story this one is a decent adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson book. I happen to like the casting of Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger, Lewis Stone, and Nigel Bruce in this gem. Their defense of the Island Stockade is exciting. It has more replayability than all but a couple. It is great fun for the whole family for a lazy afternoon. A notch above most except perhaps the one with Charlton Heston. I certainly hope to see this on DVD since I would add it to my collection.


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