4.4/10
173
2 user 2 critic

The Secret of Treasure Island (1938)

In the Prologue, pirates hide a treasure on an island off the Mexican coast. And the pirates, the map and the treasure disappear in a volcanic eruption. The legend of the island draws ... See full summary »

Director:

Elmer Clifton

Writers:

L. Ron Hubbard (story), George M. Merrick (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Project 74 (2018)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Robert Artz, RJ Howard, Miguel Montano
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

It's the year 3000 A.D.; the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, whom are unaware that their 'man-animals' are about to ignite the rebellion of a lifetime.

Director: Roger Christian
Stars: John Travolta, Forest Whitaker, Barry Pepper
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
Stars: Jack Huang
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  

Procedural crime thriller written and directed by renowned author and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Director: L. Ron Hubbard
Stars: Denise Blanke, Bob Musak, Richard Nunalee
How to Use Dianetics (Video 2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An instruction video about Dianetics therapy.

Stars: Alex Michael Torres
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Stars: Thomas Biebers, Brennan Burt, Jasmin De Main
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.7/10 X  
Director: L. Ron Hubbard
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Don Terry ... Larry Kent
Gwen Gaze ... Toni Morrell
Walter Miller ... Carter 'The Shark' Collins
Grant Withers ... Roderick Gridley
George Rosener ... Capt. Samuel Cuttle
Hobart Bosworth ... Dr. X
Sandra Karina Sandra Karina ... Nurse Zanya
P.J. Kelly P.J. Kelly ... Prof. Gault (as Patrick J. Kelly)
Yakima Canutt ... Dreer (Mole-Men Leader)
William Farnum ... George Brennan Westmore (Editor)
Joe Caits ... Saltwater Jerry [Chs.1,4-7,13-15]
Colin Campbell Colin Campbell ... Hawkins (the Butler) [Chs. 1-3]
Dave O'Brien ... Det. Jameson [Chs. 4-7]
William Royle ... Paul Thorndyke [Ch.1]
Warner Richmond ... Capt. Tom Stanton, alias Capt. Tom Faxton [Ch.1]
Edit

Storyline

In the Prologue, pirates hide a treasure on an island off the Mexican coast. And the pirates, the map and the treasure disappear in a volcanic eruption. The legend of the island draws treasure seekers for a few centuries, but the treasure lies undetected. Cut to 1938 and Carter Collins)---The Shark---takes possession of the island and turns it into a fortress, while he systematically seeks the gold. He takes over an ancient mansion, installs a physician, Doctor "X", his nurse Zanya, his butler, Hawkins, and Grindley, who has plans of his own, since he already has a portion of the map. The possessor of the other portion soon shows up. Meanwhile, Collins has his slave diggers---The Mole Men---digging up the island looking for the treasure. Back in the states reporter Larry Kent is assigned to go to the island to investigate the disappearance of another reporter, Paul Thorndyke. A sea captain who has half of the map is killed before he can tell the daughter, Toni Morrell, of an old ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Breath-Taking Battles For Fabulous Gold! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret of a Treasure Island See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Weiss Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chapter Titles:
  • 1. The Isle of Fear
  • 2. The Ghost Talks
  • 3. The Phantom Dust
  • 4. Buried Alive
  • 5. The Girl Who Vanished
  • 6. Trapped by the Flood
  • 7. The Cannon Roars
  • 8. The Circle of Death
  • 9. The Pirate's Revenge
  • 10. The Crash
  • 11. Dynamite!
  • 12. The Bridge of Doom
  • 13. The Mad Flight
  • 14. The Jaws of Destruction
  • 15. Justice
See more »

Goofs

Chapter XV: The "gold" urn, that Collins had difficulty carrying up to the landing, when the volcano erupts and knocks the urn off, when it lands it sounds like tin. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Orientation: A Scientology Information Film (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Amazing what they did in 1938, real cliff hangers
16 March 2003 | by gjfrostSee all my reviews

Action packed and each chapter leads to you really want to know what the heck is going to happen and how can this possible be solved. I hope this one gets re-done some day so that it could be in color along with a better picture quality. But the script was so good, your imagination fills in more than you wished for or dared. Movie lover


8 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching



Recently Viewed