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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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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, 31 December 1950

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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Trivia

One of the first Disney movies to be shown on television, this was first telecast in January 1955, as part of the Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954) television program. It was the first Disney live-action film to be shown complete on television, in two one-hour installments shown a week apart, rather than having the entire film on a single evening. It was broadcast again in the 1960s, in the same format, after the series had changed its name to "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" and the show had moved to NBC. See more »

Goofs

As Jim Hawkins is climbing down the mast rigging after shooting Israel Hands, the ship is shown adrift and moving toward the shore. But in the overhead shot looking down toward Jim, there is no indication of movement seen in the water below and the ship appears to be stationary. Later, when Long John Silver and Jim are being rowed out to the ship, at least one shot of the two in the row boat's stern similarly shows no sign of the boat moving through the water, but merely floating in place. See more »

Quotes

[Mr. Hands chases Jim Hawkins up the ship's rigging into the crow's nest, but Jim threatens him with a pistol]
Jim Hawkins: Not another step!
Israel Hands: Jim, I reckon I'll have to strike my colors. That comes hard from a master mariner to a ship's yonker like you, Jim. But you're like Silver said: smart as paint.
Jim Hawkins: One more step, Mr. Hands, and I'll blow your brains out!
Israel Hands: Now, now, matey.
[pulls a knife from his boot]
Israel Hands: Matey...
[...]
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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 »

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Yo Ho Ho
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Written by Marcus Dods
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Disneys first live-action film
27 April 2001 | by alkboroughSee all my reviews

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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