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The Adventures of Long John Silver 

Swashbuckling made for TVs episodes staring 'Legend' Robert newton as Long John Silver and argh 'Jim Larrd' as they face many new adventures......




1957   1956  




Complete series cast summary:
Robert Newton ...  Capt. Long John Silver 26 episodes, 1956-1957
Connie Gilchrist ...  Purity Pinker 26 episodes, 1956-1957
Kit Taylor Kit Taylor ...  Jim Hawkins 22 episodes, 1956-1957
Eric Reiman Eric Reiman ...  Trip Fenner 15 episodes, 1956-1957
John Brunskill John Brunskill ...  Old Stingley 15 episodes, 1956-1957
Harry Hambleton Harry Hambleton ...  Big Eric 15 episodes, 1956-1957
Grant Taylor ...  Patch 15 episodes, 1956-1957
Billy Kay Billy Kay ...  Ironhand 12 episodes, 1956-1957


Swashbuckling made for TVs episodes staring 'Legend' Robert newton as Long John Silver and argh 'Jim Larrd' as they face many new adventures......

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Release Date:

7 July 1958 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Long John Silver See more »

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(26 episodes)

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The series was aired overseas before being shown at home, as it was made before television was introduced to Australia. See more »


Capt. Long John Silver: There be as many women as fish in the sea. Love be a trick of dame nature - and she be a woman. Thank your stars you be rid of her boarding hook.
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Referenced in Hancock's Half Hour: The Set That Failed (1959) See more »

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Cheap but entertaining.
8 November 2009 | by vawlkee_2000See all my reviews

As a kid I watched this on local TV and found it very amusing. In my single digits I rarely paid attention to the perceived budgetary constraints on a film or TV series. I've always loved Robert Newton -no matter what he was in. He carries on his excellent interpretation of Stevenson's one-legged con man. Prior to the series he did a feature film, Return to Treasure Island,(1954), also starring later star Rod Taylor (Yup, he was an Aussie) as Israel Hand no less! The film segued into the series. Newton and Gilchrist stole the series with no effort. Sadly the budget was the demon here. The sets looked like cardboard and you rarely ever saw one of their ships (unless stock footage was used, and the costumes usually look like they were created by a teacher for a sixth grade play. Take a look at the governor's uniform in one episode. Hell they couldn't even afford a parrot! Looking at it nearly 50 years on it's still a lot of fun with spirited performances and well paced direction. Will today's kids, brought up on crap like the Pirates of the Caribbean "franchise" with it's naive premise and foppish "captain", not to mention the typical overuse of CGI go for this? I doubt it, as it requires them to listen and think - besides, it has a plot!

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