Treasure Island
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Treasure Island
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 scurrilous Blind Pew (William V. Mong) and his henchmen, Jim discovers that the deceased ex-pirate… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Spry adaptation of beloved pirate yarn has a treasured cast."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"A quality Hollywood adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson kiddie classic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, 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."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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