Treasure Island
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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, Treasure Island was re-issued with "objectionable" violence cut out of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Avast! Disney's live-action, seagoing landmark."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"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...'"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"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."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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