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

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1957   1956  

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Christmas Snow (TV Movie 1986)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A shop owner who is being evicted at Christmas rescues her Scrooge-like landlord from an accident.

Director: Gus Trikonis
Stars: Katherine Helmond, Sid Caesar, Melissa Joan Hart
The Spirit of Christmas (TV Short 1950)
Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

In this family film short, a nearly all marionette cast perform a dramatization of "The Night Before Christmas" and a performance of the Nativity.

Director: Mabel Beaton
Stars: Mabel Beaton Marionettes, Alexander Scourby
Nutcracker (1986)
Family | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The colorful holiday classic is finally brought to the big screen, designed by famed children's story author and artist Maurice Sendak, and written for the first time to be as close as ... See full summary »

Director: Carroll Ballard
Stars: Hugh Bigney, Vanessa Sharp, Patricia Barker
Christmas Lodge (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mary Tobin has wonderful memories of family gatherings at the Christmas Lodge. When she arrives for a weekend vacation, she quickly realizes that the lodge that she loves has fallen into ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Ingram
Stars: Erin Karpluk, Michael Shanks, Rukiya Bernard
Christmas in the City (TV Movie 2013)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

With the threat of having to close her father's candy store, Wendy and her six-year-old daughter Grace travel to the big city in hopes of making extra holiday cash to save their family ... See full summary »

Director: Marita Grabiak
Stars: Ashley Williams, Ashanti, Jon Prescott
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

This film brings to life a famous Norman Rockwell painting. Samuel Cavanaugh, a Scrooge like character, revisits the frozen pond each year to relive the happier moments in his life. Michael... See full summary »

Director: Michael Spence
Stars: Kevin Bartlett, Ray Blunk, John Bruce
Angels in the Snow (TV Movie 2015)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When nothing short of a miracle can hold a deteriorating family together, a Christmas getaway sets the stage for a miracle to occur. A heartwarming family story of love, loss and rediscovery.

Director: George Erschbamer
Stars: Kristy Swanson, Chris Potter, Colin Lawrence
One Christmas (TV Movie 1994)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans. Based on an autobiograhical short story by Truman Capote.

Director: Tony Bill
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Winkler, Swoosie Kurtz
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The premise of the story surrounds an unexpected road trip to find a long-lost daughter on Christmas Eve. Emmy winner, Joseph Campanella; stage and screen star, Ruta Lee; and Latin Grammy ... See full synopsis »

Director: Jeff Wood
Stars: Patty Cabrera, Joseph Campanella, Courtney Crook
Christmas Town (Video 2008)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A cynical workaholic gets suspicious of her banker father's sudden departure from his career and city life to move to a small town with unusually strong ties to Christmas.

Director: George Erschbamer
Stars: Nicole de Boer, Patrick Muldoon, Gig Morton
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

Director: Nicholas Webster
Stars: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck
Snow (TV Movie 2004)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Set in San Ernesto, California with only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden needs to rescue a young reindeer from a zoo.

Director: Alex Zamm
Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ashley Williams, Patrick Fabian
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Edit

Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1958 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Long John Silver See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

[Long John is mortified when his crew pays more attention to the women they've rescued than the French treasure they've captured]
Capt. Long John Silver: Arrrr, females!
See more »

Connections

Follows Treasure Island (1950) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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!


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed