Enchanted by the idea of locating treasure buried by Captain Flint, Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey and Jim Hawkins charter a sailing voyage to a Caribbean island. Unfortunately, a large number of Flint's old pirate crew are aboard the ship, including Long John Silver.Written by
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Long John Silver claimed to have served with Hawke. Hawke was a naval officer best remembered for his victory over the French fleet at the Battle of Quiberon Bay in 1759. See more »
The first time we see Long John Silver, the camera gives us a focus shot of his missing leg. However, as the scene continues it is obvious the actor is walking on two legs. It appears very hard for him to move on the crutch when forced by the camera shot's scrutiny to do so. Then, at other times obscured by camera angle, he is permitted to feign the condition with significantly less stress on the crutch. See more »
When do we sail?
Better ask Captain Smollett. Five days, he's been selecting a crew. Six men, all he's got to show for it.
Cautious? He pries into every seaman's past like a judge at a quarter session. When I threatened to step in, he told me to hire a sea cook, so, by Jove, I did hire a sea cook, right out of his own tavern! Ha ha! Fellow by the name of Long John Silver. I didn't waste my time poring over his credentials. All the credentials I needed was a taste of his ham and his ...
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The 1975 re-release had some violent scenes removed in order to qualify for a G rating. These scenes were restored in the 1992 video release, and yet it still has a G rating. See more »
if you have ever read the book by Robert Louis Stevenson, you will truly enjoy this movie. Robert Newton is the perfect Long John Silver. I cannot imagine another actor living up to the role the way he did. Sure, the acting may not be the best, and the screen effects may be bad, but you have to remember when it was made. It is a very good movie for its time, and quite an enjoyable one in mine. If you enjoy seafaring movies- See this one. If you like pirate flicks- this one will have you arrgging all night long.
When I think of Long John silver, I think of one quote, "Fortune sits on the shoulder of him what schemes."
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