Davy Crockett and his sidekick Georgie compete against boastful Mike Fink ("King of the River") in a boat race to New Orleans. Later, Davy and Georgie, allied with Fink, battle a group of ... See full summary »
A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.
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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Walt Disney considered putting in a brief animated sequence, as he had with his previous live action movies, Song of the South (1946) and So Dear to My Heart (1948). The animated sequence, "Reynard the Fox" would have been a story told to Jim by Long John Silver. Ultimately, Disney decided to leave out the "Reynard" tale, but the concept art developed by Disney's animators for the sequence later became the basis for Robin Hood (1973). See more »
Throughout the film the frizzens were often open and the flashpans exposed on the supposed flintlock pistols and muskets, but the guns fired anyway. These were obviously stage guns, but as a factual point the frizzen must be closed on the pan and there must be a poof of smoke before a flintlock gun will fire. See more »
Opening title card:
If buccaneers and buried gold, And all the old romance retold, Exactly in the ancient way, Can please, as me they pleased of old, The wiser youngsters of today... So be it! -Robert Louis Stevenson
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There are two versions of the opening credits. In one, the letters of the title appear in "italic" font, and in the other they appear in "printed" font. See more »
Excellent film adaptation of the famous novel made in England at Denham Film Studios and using much of the Denham lake and the river Colne in the location sequences. Wonderful 50s technicolour and matte shots from Peter Ellenshaw to enhance the scenery. Robert Newton in great form as Long John Silver and Bobby Driscoll equally good as Jim Hawkins - not to mention the fine British cast of top rate character actors The latest Disney video is supposed to show the original full version BUT this is not the case - for one thing the death of Pugh under the coach wheels is left out as well as the other sequences cut for the '70s re-issue of the film. This is a great shame. I am not sure whether or not the DVD recent release is also produced minus these scenes
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