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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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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 films to be re-released to theaters after being shown on television. 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

Most of the footage removed to obtain a G-rating was during a sword fighting scene where several cast members are stabbed or cut with swords and shed blood. See more »

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Yo Ho Ho
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Written by Marcus Dods
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Let's face it, this is the best version.
24 April 2003 | by Agent10See all my reviews

Sure, it had its shortcomings, and it wasn't as dark as it could have been, but this is certainly the best version of a book that has been retold time after time. As a child, this was one of my favorite books, and I always felt this was one of the best, if not the best adaptation of the book. Maybe someday someone will make a better version, but until then, my vote goes to this one.


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