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Long John Silver (1954)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 21 December 1954 (USA)
In this sequel to Treasure Island, Long John hopes to rescue his friend Jim from a rival pirate and return for more treasure.


Byron Haskin


Martin Rackin




Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Newton ... Robert Louis Stevenson's immortal Long John Silver
Connie Gilchrist ... Purity Pinker
Lloyd Berrell Lloyd Berrell ... Capt. Mendoza, 'El Toro'
Grant Taylor ... Patch
Rod Taylor ... Israel Hands (as Rodney Taylor)
Harvey Adams Harvey Adams ... Sir Henry Strong
Muriel Steinbeck Muriel Steinbeck ... Lady Strong
Henry Gilbert Henry Gilbert ... Billy Bowlegs
John Brunskill John Brunskill ... Old Stringley
Eric Reiman Eric Reiman ... Lanky pirate
Harry Hambleton Harry Hambleton ... Big Eric
Syd Chambers Syd Chambers ... Ned Shill
George Simpson-Lyttle George Simpson-Lyttle ... Capt. Asa MacDougall (as George Simpson Little)
Tony Arpino Tony Arpino ... Mendoza pirate
Al Thomas ... Mendoza pirate


After the Treasure Island adventure, Long John Silver turns up on a British Caribbean island, where he hears that rival pirate Mendoza has taken the ship carrying the governor's daughter...and his young friend Jim Hawkins. Naturally, there's more to his rescue plan than meets the eye; he hopes to get a new ship and go back for more treasure... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Immortal Character-THE MOST COLORFUL PIRATE OF ALL TIME! See more »


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A month after filming ended Robert Newton was declared bankrupt in the UK. See more »


With a number of pirates in prison one of their free mates with a horse and cart stops outside the jail and ties one end of a rope to the cell bars and throws the other end into the cart without tying it to anything. Despite this he pulls the window and half the wall down. See more »


Long John Silver: Milk! I've been poisoned!
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Followed by The Adventures of Long John Silver (1955) See more »


Yo Ho Ho
Music by David Buttolph
Words by Martin Rackin
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Not Much New, But Entertaining, & Newton Still Makes a Fine Long John
17 January 2006 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

There is not much new in this sequel to "Treasure Island", which has Robert Newton return in the role of "Long John Silver" and getting involved in new adventures that nevertheless have a familiar feel to them, but it is still an entertaining movie. Made four years after the original, it has Kit Taylor replacing Bobby Driscoll as Jim Hawkins, but the relationship between the characters is still much the same. Newton is the main strength, since he captures his character very well, and he is fun to watch even when there is not a lot else going on.

The story has Long John meeting up again with Jim and with various old friends and old rivals, while carrying out his usual assortment of schemes. It all has a familiar feel to it, with some of the same settings and many of the same plot devices getting recycled, and quite a few references to events and characters from the original story.

If you enjoyed "Treasure Island", you would probably enjoy "Long John Silver" as well. Although it doesn't have much new material, it has plenty of adventure and the same kinds of scheming and counter-scheming. You could also enjoy it perfectly well, assuming that you have an interest in the genre, without having seem the first movie. The occasional links with the original are probably easy enough to figure out, from the context and/or from a passing acquaintance with the story from literature or elsewhere.

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Release Date:

21 December 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robert Louis Stevenson's immortal Long John Silver See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording)


Color (photographed in) (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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