Long John Silver (1955)





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This Treasure Island sequel, in which Robert Newton reprises his role as the charismatic Long John Silver, bears a strong resemblance to Disney's 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean. Yes, there are buccaneers, but there's also a mysterious medallion and a ruthless pirate (Lloyd Berrell) who'll do anything -- including abducting young Jim Hawkins (Kit Taylor) and the governor's lovely daughter (Thora Smith) -- to get it. Watch for Rod Taylor in a cameo.
Action & Adventure , Classics
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Critic Reviews for Long John Silver

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The arrangement on the part of Mr. Rackin is something less than inspired, and poor old Long John gains nothing in stature or fictional scope by being revived.

Full Review… | July 7, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Ahoy matey! Classic character, so-so sequel.

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Long John Silver

I think this is called 'Long Silver's return to treasure island' and its based on the book by Robert L. Stevensons 'Long John Silver' which is the sequal to world famous fictional 'Treasure Island' despite what the review says its portrays very little of Disneys Pirates of the Caribbean. I think you would have to go back before 1954 for Disneys inspiration. Its a decent jolly film, quite funny at times, and shot in technicolor. Connie Gilchrist is good, but Long John Silver and Jim are a little 'boysih' for my like.

Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson

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