Treasure Island

Last Updated on: May 22nd, 2024

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“Treasure Island” is a live-action adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released in 1950. The movie is based on the classic novel of the same name written by Robert Louis Stevenson and directed by Byron Haskin.

The story follows Jim Hawkins (played by Bobby Driscoll), a young boy who comes into possession of a treasure map. The map reveals the location of Captain Flint’s buried treasure, hidden on a remote island. With the help of his friends, Dr. Livesey (played by Denis O’Dea) and Squire Trelawney (played by Walter Fitzgerald), Jim embarks on a perilous journey to find the treasure.

The group sets sail on the Hispaniola, a ship captained by the enigmatic Long John Silver (played by Robert Newton). Silver, who is also seeking the treasure, befriends Jim and gains his trust. However, as the voyage progresses, Jim begins to suspect Silver’s true motives and loyalty.

As they reach the island, tensions rise, and a battle ensues between the pirates led by Silver and Jim’s loyal companions. The film is filled with swashbuckling action, treacherous adventures, and a thrilling climax on the treasure-filled island.

“Treasure Island” is known for its memorable performances, especially Robert Newton’s portrayal of Long John Silver. His performance became iconic and influenced subsequent portrayals of pirates in popular culture. The film’s success solidified Disney’s reputation for producing high-quality family-friendly adventure movies.

Over the years, “Treasure Island” has remained a classic and beloved Disney film, capturing the imaginations of generations of viewers with its timeless tale of treasure hunting, bravery, and friendship.

Fun Facts

  • This film was Disney’s first full live-action film.
  • The movie was re-released once in 1975.

Additional Details

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  • Year Released: 1950
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $4 million
  • Awards: na
  • IMDB Link


  • Bobby Driscoll: Jim Hawkins
  • Robert Newton: Long John Silver
  • Basil Sydney: Captain Smollett
  • Walter Fitzgerald: Squire Trelawney
  • Denis O’Dea: Dr. Livesey
  • Finlay Currie: Capt. 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: Redruth
  • Andrew Blackett: Gray
  • William Devlin: Morgan
  • Howard Douglas: Williams
  • Harry Locke: Haggott
  • Sam Kydd: Cady
  • Stephen Jack: Job
  • Harold Jamieson: Scully
  • Diarmuid Kelly: Bolen
  • Patrick Troughton: Roach


  • Director: Byron Haskin
  • Producers: Walt Disney and Perce Pearce
  • Writer: Lawrence Edward Watkin
  • Music: Clifton Parker

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