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Treasure Island (1950)

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

Director:

Byron Haskin

Writers:

Lawrence Edward Watkin (screenplay), Robert Louis Stevenson (story)
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Driscoll ... Jim Hawkins
Robert Newton ... Long John Silver
Basil Sydney ... Captain Smollett
Walter Fitzgerald ... Squire Trelawney
Denis O'Dea ... Dr. Livesy
Finlay Currie ... Capt. Billy Bones
Ralph Truman Ralph Truman ... George Merry
Geoffrey Keen ... Israel Hands
Geoffrey Wilkinson Geoffrey Wilkinson ... Ben Gunn
John Laurie ... Blind Pew
Francis De Wolff Francis De Wolff ... Black Dog
David Davies David Davies ... Mr. Arrow
John Gregson ... Redruth
Andrew Blackett Andrew Blackett ... Gray
William Devlin William Devlin ... Morgan
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Storyline

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 Patchy Groundfog <strat@ix.netcom.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

a young cabin boy, a roguish buccaneer...match wits in a swashbuckling adventure!

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,087,500

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,419,657
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Some critics felt Bobby Driscoll was out of place as the only American in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Jim grounds the jolly boat and jumps out onto the beach, Silver immediately levels his pistol at him. In the next shot, the pistol is pointed at a right angle to Jim, then Silver levels it again. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Livesey: When do we sail?
Squire Trelawney: Better ask Captain Smollett. Five days, he's been selecting a crew. Six men, all he's got to show for it.
Dr. Livesey: Cautious, eh?
Squire Trelawney: 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 ...
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Version of Theatre Parade: Treasure Island (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Johnny's Gone Down to Hilo
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Clifton Parker
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Avast there, ye lubbers!!
23 December 2005 | by petangiSee all my reviews

Probably the first film I ever went to see and was totally engrossed in it as a growing eight year old. From the wonderful colourful character of Long John, the mutinous crew, the heroic Jim and the oddball Ben Gunn and a lively, not too scary yarn, what else could a growing boy want? I loved dressing up and adventures as a youngster and thought that I wouldn't mind losing a leg because I could then play Long John Silver! I have always held other versions in contempt, after all, Robert Newton IS Long John! How dare anyone else even dare to think otherwise? It's the kind of film that even though I possess it DVD and video I would always sit down and enjoy it all over again if it came again on television. In my own favourite top one hundred.


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