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Treasure Island Details


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

  • Release date:January 24, 1999


Bobby Driscoll
as Jim Hawkins
Robert Newton
as Long John Silver
Basil Sydney
as Capt. Smollett
Walter Fitzgerald
as Squire Trelawney
Denis O'Dea
as Dr. Livesey
Ralph Truman
as George Merry
Finlay Currie
as Capt. Billy Bones
Geoffrey Keen
as Israel Hands
William Devlin
as Tom Morgan
Sam Kydd
as Cady
Harry Locke
as Haggott
Stephen Jack
as Job Anderson
Gordon Mulholland
as Durgin
Patrick Troughton
as Roach
Leo Phillips
as Spotts
Fred Clark
as Bray
John Gregson
as Redruth
Howard Douglas
as Williams
Eddie Moran
as Jack Bart


Byron Haskin
Perce Pearce
Freddie Young
Clifton Parker
Composer (Music Score)
Muir Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Tom Morahan
Production Designer
Tony Sforzini