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Treasure Island
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3 Stars
Treasure Island Poster
Primary Location: First Saw:On TV Saw at/with: on Wonderful World of Disney
Rating: G Year: 1950 Category: Drama
Director: Byron Haskin Time: 96 min. Writer: Lawrence Edward Watkin

Mine: Very good and faithful to the book. Lots of fun.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Vivid Disney version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, filmed in England, with Driscoll a fine Jim Hawkins and Newton the definitive Long John Silver. Changes the novel's original ending, but who's quibbling? ``Objectionable'' violence was deleted from 1975 reissue version but restored in 1992 tape/laser reissue.
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Brian Keith O'Hara's rating:
3.5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
Treasure Island is the perfect kids movie. Robert Newton's wonderful over-the-top Long John Silver is some of the best overacting in the history of movies. The guy has charm, and he makes the movie fun to watch. The second thing which makes Treasure Island a great kid's movie, is that the film's hero is a kid, Bobby Driscoll's "Jim Hawkins". Every other adult except Long John Silver, Dr. Livesy are either buffoons, miscreants, or roughians. A great kids movie, made for kids. Bosley Crowther of The New York Times, The film belongs to Robert Newton's wonderful Long John Silver, but a wonderful Bobby Driscoll is Jim Hawkins.
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Bobby Driscoll as:
Jim Hawkins
Robert Newton as:
Long John Silver
Basil Sydney as:
Capt. Smollett
Walter Fitzgerald as:
Squire Trelawney
Denis O'Dea as:
Dr. Livesey
Finlay Currie as:
Capt. Billy Bones
Ralph Truman as:
George Merry
Geoffrey Keen as:
Israel Hands