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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)
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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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 his ...
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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 Treasure Island (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Yo Ho Ho
(uncredited)
Written by Marcus Dods
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User Reviews

Absolutely great pirate flick
5 January 2004 | by peggotysue78-1See all my reviews

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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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

UK | USA

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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