Treasure Island (1950)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Adventure, Family-Oriented Adventure, Sea Adventure  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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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 the print; the original version was restored in the 1992 home video re-release.

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cabin-boy, castaway, childhood-adventures, coming-of-age, escape, high-seas, map, mutiny, sea-captain, search, swashbuckler, treasure