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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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The film was made five years after Treasure Island (1950), which was filmed in 1949. 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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Referenced in The Island (1980) See more »


Yo Ho Ho
Music by David Buttolph
Words by Martin Rackin
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Cute, funny sequel to Treasure Island
9 April 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

Calling all fans of the one and only-well, the most famous-Long John Silver! Robert Newton is back in the sequel to Treasure Island to portray the pirate he created in 1950. His "Aaarrrrg!" returns to the big screen, as does his famous red coat, parrot, perpetually squinting face, peg-legged limp, and penchant for rum.

While Treasure Island was mostly a swashbuckling adventure, this film-sometimes referred to as Long John Silver and sometimes called Return to Treasure Island-is more of a shout out to its fans. There's quite a bit of humor in this one, with one of the side plots devoted to a romance between Robert Newton and the local pub owner, Connie Gilchrist. She wants to get married, but he's determined to escape her clutches. The main story picks up where the original left off. Long John Silver is safe on a Caribbean island, but he's asked to rescue the governor's daughter from another pirate ship, and he soon finds out his old friend Jim Hawkins-played by Kit Taylor in this version-is also being held captive on the ship. He heads to sea and takes the audience with him!

Personally, I like Treasure Island better, since the production values are higher, but this one is still pretty cute because of the humor sprinkled in among the script.

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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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording)


Color (photographed in) (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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