Long John Silver's Return to Treasure Island

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  • NR
  • 1954
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 5.7  (860)

Long John Silver's Return to Treasure Island is a classic adventure film from 1954, produced by Walt Disney Productions and directed by Byron Haskin. The film is a sequel to the classic novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, and follows the escapades of the famed pirate Long John Silver, played once again by Robert Newton.

The story takes place twenty years after the events of the novel, and sees Long John Silver returning to the fabled Treasure Island in search of the remaining loot buried there. Along the way, he reunites with Jim Hawkins, the young protagonist of the original novel who is now a grown man, played by Lloyd Berrell. Hawkins is now the owner of the Admiral Benbow Inn, and Silver enlists his help in finding the treasure.

The two are joined on their mission by Hawkins' two sons, the impetuous and adventurous Jim Jr., played by Bobby Driscoll, and the straight-laced and responsible John, played by Basil Sydney. They are also accompanied by Silver's old flame, the feisty and loyal Purity Pinker, played by Connie Gilchrist, and a motley crew of pirates and sailors.

Their journey is fraught with danger and betrayal, as they encounter treacherous storms, bloodthirsty pirates, and the wrath of the island's guardian, the mysterious and sinister Blind Pew. Along the way, Long John Silver must confront his past and make amends for his past misdeeds, while the Hawkins boys must prove their mettle and follow in their father's footsteps.

The film is a swashbuckling adventure, filled with action, humor, and romance. Robert Newton delivers a memorable performance as Long John Silver, reprising his iconic portrayal from the 1950 adaptation of the novel. He brings a sense of charisma and roguish charm to the character, while also portraying his more complex and conflicted nature.

The rest of the cast also puts in strong performances, particularly Lloyd Berrell as the grown-up Jim Hawkins. He captures the spirit of the original character, while also bringing a sense of maturity and world-weariness to the role. Bobby Driscoll and Basil Sydney also do well as the Hawkins boys, playing off each other's strengths and weaknesses.

Connie Gilchrist is a standout as Purity Pinker, providing a strong female presence in the otherwise male-dominated cast. She brings a sense of wit and spunk to the role, and has great chemistry with Robert Newton.

The film's production values are impressive, particularly the lush and colorful cinematography by George Barnes. The action scenes are well-choreographed and exciting, and the special effects are impressive for their time.

Overall, Long John Silver's Return to Treasure Island is a fun and entertaining adventure film that will appeal to fans of the original story, as well as newcomers to the tale. It is a worthy sequel to the classic novel, and showcases the talents of its talented cast and crew.

Long John Silver's Return to Treasure Island is a 1954 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

Long John Silver's Return to Treasure Island
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    5.7  (860)