Treasure Island Reviews

November 5, 2020
It's a real, thrilling pirate tale, is Treasure Island, and one which happily came to the screen under the guidance of a man capable of realizing on the artistic opportunities presented by the story as well as its many blood-curdling moments.
November 5, 2020
In attempting to paint the lily, [Tourneur] has cheapened it by more than one tawdry stroke. Nevertheless he has made a very entertaining story of a hunt for buried treasure.
November 5, 2020
Many better have been written, but the strangely fascinating something that is Robert Louis Stevenson is only in Treasure Island. Only a hint of this something is in Mr. Tourneur's screen version, and that hint is in the first few feet.
November 5, 2020
The action on the pirate ship, the conflict on the island, the incidents which lead up to Jim's adventure -- these points ore what make the picture retain the vital quality of the story.
November 5, 2020
Those least familiar with Stevenson's story will enjoy it most, because, while it has many excellent scenes and some good acting, it falls so far short of its original that any comparison of the two must emphasize its defects.
November 5, 2020
The picture smacks of romance and the lure of hidden gold in the same wonderful way that makes readers of the tale stick to the book until the last page has been reached.
November 5, 2020
The scenes were realistic and the trials and tribulations of the treasure hunters made a remarkably good series of films.
November 5, 2020
Maurice Tourneur, producer of the film, has followed the story of the classic faithfully and produced a picture that is packed with red-blooded adventure.
November 5, 2020
[Tourneur] has made of this production a picture no one, screen lover or not, can afford to miss.
November 5, 2020
The cave scenes and all the battle scenes between the pirate crew and the Englishmen who headed the expedition in search of the buried gold were done with a realism which sent chills down the spine and gasps through the dark. ened theater.