Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island

Streaming Video - 1950
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Ahoy, mateys! Come aboard the good ship Hispaniola and set sail in search of buried treasure in one of Disney's most critically acclaimed adventure classics! In his first all-live-action feature, Walt Disney has vividly brought to life Robert Louis Stevenson's timeless tale of buccaneers and buried gold. Authentic locales, rich color photography, and musket-roaring action set the stage for the stouthearted heroics of young Jim Hawkins (Bobby Driscoll) - and the skullduggery of that wily, one-legged pirate of all pirates, Long John Silver. Aye, for the kind of excitement that only treasure and treachery can bring, there's no better destination than TREASURE ISLAND!
Publisher: [United States] : Walt Disney Pictures : Made available through hoopla, 1950.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 96 min.)) : sd., col.

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kevfarley Jul 17, 2015

Of the three movie versions, Robert Newton is the best Long John Silver (and Orsen Wells is he worst).

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garycornell
Jul 22, 2014

Walt Disney knew what he was doing when he created the film Treasure Island. Disneyland would have a Treasure Island and their would be Disney books. The movie is well done and definitely kid friendly. Violence, drinking and such are played down. This is just a fun treasure hunt with old Long John Silver. Take this home for the kids, after all, we no longer have a Sunday Night Disney Show. Oh, those were good times! Disney presented Davy Crocket and the Zorro. Don't forget the Mickey Mouse Club, which was mixed music and film together.

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LibraryUser53
Jun 12, 2013

The darker edges of the RL Stevenson novel about treasure maps and mutineering 18th century pirates were removed for this, Disney's 1950 movie presention. For example, the pirate song lyrics from the novel "Fifteen men on a dead man's chest, Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum, Drink and the devil had done for the rest, Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum" is simply "Yo ho ho and bottle of rum" repeated over and over. No dead man's chest. No drinking and the other colorful lyrics. Yawn. But the advantage is that it makes the story more appropriate for younger children, so that's a good thing. Live action filmed partially on sound stage and partially outdoors on location; no animation, a film example of the excellent 1950's color cinematography. Other than Robert Newton as the antagonist Long John Silver, who's performance is astounding, the acting is mediocre at best. The part of the protagonist, young Jim Hawkins, is especially weak. In 1955 this film appeared on tv's "WW of Disney" and was one of the first theatrical releases run on American tv. If treasure maps and pirate adventures hold your attention, or if you enjoy the best examples of 1950's outdoor color cinematography, definitely worth a watch.

theorbys Aug 19, 2012

The local color on land and on sea is very well done, and while well acted all around, Robert Newton gives the performance of a lifetime as the ever memorable Long John Silver in what is still a rousing pirate adventure in vivid Technicolor.

dragonsnakes Mar 15, 2011

Best movie adaptation of this book. Robert Newton plays his role well.

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