Treasure Island

1950

Byron Haskin
Director
RKO Radio Pictures
Distributor
RKO Walt Disney British
Production Company

Pirates, hidden treasure, mutiny what more do you want, eh? Thoroughly enjoyable version of the Stevenson classic, with Robert Newton in roistering form. Yo Ho!

Not the best adaptation of Stevenson's book (that would be the 1990 TV film with Christian Bale & Charlton Heston), but still a thoroughly enjoyable adventure film. Driscoll, like so many Disney child actors, is a bit of a liability (as is his American accent!), but the rest of the cast is excellent. Newton certainly did more in this film to create the present image of pirates than anyone except perhaps Howard Pyle. He also permanently typecast himself, unfortunately.



22nd June 1950
Cinema


96 mins
1.37:1


19th July 1950
Cinema

Not Rated

96 mins
1.37:1


12th February 2001
DVD



96 mins
1.33:1


29th April 2003
DVD



96 mins
1.33:1




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Bobby Driscoll
Jim Hawkins
Robert Newton
Long John Silver
Basil Sydney
Captain Smollett
Walter Fitzgerald
Squire Trelawney
Denis O'Dea
Dr. Livesy
Finlay Currie
Captain Billy Bones
Ralph Truman
George Merry
Geoffrey Keen
Israel Hands
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Ben Gunn
John Laurie
Blind Pew
Francis De Wolff
Black Dog
David Davies
Mr. Arrow
John Gregson
Tom Redruth
Andrew Blackett
Gray
William Devlin
Tom Morgan
Howard Douglas
Williams
Harry Locke
Haggott
Sam Kydd
Cady
Stephen Jack
Job Anderson
Harold Jamieson
Scully
David Blake Kelly
Bolen
(as Diarmuid Kelly)
Reginald Drummond
Vane
Gordon Mulholland
Durgin
Patrick Troughton
Roach
Jim Brady
Wolfe
(as Jim O'Brady)
Chris Adcock
Pike
Tom Lucas
Upson
Leo Phillips
Spotts
Eddie Moran
Bart
Bob Head
Tardy
Ken Buckle
Joyce
Paddy Brannigan
Hunter
Jack Arrow
Norton
Freddy Clark
Bray
Bob Connor
Stand-in: Francis de Wolff
Michael Croudson
Stand-in: Bobby Driscoll
Arthur Dibbs
Stand-in: David Davies
Joe Edwards
Swimming Double: Walter Fitzgerald
Charles Hammond
Stand-in: Denis O'Dea
Bill Jordan
Stand-in: Walter Fitzgerald
Manny Michael
Stand-in: Robert Newton
Bill Morgan
Stand-in: Ralph Truman
Dick Plummer
Stand-in: Finlay Currie
Ted Robette
Stand-in: Denis O'Dea
Ian Selby
Stand-in: Geoffrey Keen &
John Laurie
Tommy Thompson
Stand-in: Denis O'Dea
Fred Tooze
Stand-in: Basil Sydney
Edgar Wayne
Stand-in: Stephen Jack
Alfred Wright
Stand-in: Geoffrey Wilkinson
Ryelands
Hispaniola