Treasure Island [DVD] [1950]

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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Special Features

  • Full restored
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Original theatrical aspect ratio (1.33:1)
  • Closed Captioned

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Treasure Island
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. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Bobby Driscoll
    Bobby Driscoll - Jim Hawkins
  • Robert Newton
    Robert Newton - Long John Silver
  • Basil Sydney
    Basil Sydney - Capt. Smollett
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    Walter Fitzgerald - Squire Trelawney
  • Denis O'Dea
    Denis O'Dea - Dr. Livesey

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