Treasure Island (1950)
Average Rating: 6.9/10
Reviews Counted: 5
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 0
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Release Date: Jul 19, 1950 Wide
Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 8,574
The Walt Disney production of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic novel Treasure Island is one of the company's best live-action films of the '50s, and one of the best family-oriented adventures ever filmed. Bobby Driscoll plays Jim Hawkins, a young cabin boy who battles the pirate Long John Silver (Robert Newton) for a treasure. Disney changes the ending of the book, yet the film is so entertaining--particularly Newton's scene-stealing performance--that the difference is forgivable. In the '70s,
Jul 19, 1950 Wide
Apr 29, 2003
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Newton's Long John Silver is the ultimate buccaneer, a one-legged, squinty-eyed blackguard so piratical he even concludes a prayer with a hammy 'Ahhhhhrrrmen...'
While the movie seems shorter every time I watch it (ninety-six minutes) and leaves out a lot of Stevenson's detail, its cheerful sense of excitement carries the day.
Audience Reviews for Treasure Island
- Long John Silver: Long John Silver be a friend of Mister Arrow, and he looks after him.
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