Treasure Island (1934)

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This fifth film version of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island boasts an all-star MGM cast, headed by Wallace Beery as Long John Silver and Jackie Cooper as Jim Hawkins. The screenplay, by John Lee Mahin, John Howard Lawson and Leonard Praskins, remains faithful to the Stevenson original...up to a point. The story begins when drunken old sea dog Billy Bones (Lionel Barrymore) drags himself into the seaside pub managed by Jim and his mother (Dorothy Peterson). After Billy is killed by the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Louis Stevenson, John Lee Mahin, Leonard Praskins, John Howard Lawson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 10, 2006
Runtime:
Warner Home Video

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Cast


as Jim Hawkins

as Long John Silver

as Billy Bones

as Capt. Smollett

as Dr. Livesey

as Squire Trelawney

as Mrs. Hawkins

as `Ugly Israel' Hands

as Anderson

as Abraham Gray

as O'Brien

as Streetwalker

as William Post

as George Merry

as Harry Sykes

as Dandy Dawson

as Tom Morgan

as Mr. Arrow

as Redruth

as Child at Inn

as Ship's Chandler

as Woman at Inn

as Mild Man at Inn

as Wife at Inn

as Friend at Inn

as Woman Friend at Inn
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Critic Reviews for Treasure Island

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 16, 2005
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Spry adaptation of beloved pirate yarn has a treasured cast.

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Common Sense Media

A quality Hollywood adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson kiddie classic.

Full Review… | July 15, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Five minutes into the picture, I pretty much forgot about its 1934 production date and was caught up in the characters and story.

Full Review… | October 16, 2006
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Treasure Island

½

Shiver me timbers matey, this one contains every pirate cliche' you can imagine. Peg-legged rogues with parrots on their shoulders and rum bottles in their waistbands. Absolutely wonderful!

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Randy Tippy

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½

This is the best adaptation out there with Jackie Cooper showing how child actors should act on screen. His chemistry wirh Wallace Beery is what makes the picture and it's pirates at sea looking for gold. What more can you ask for?

Grade: A-

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