PG | 96 min | Saturday, July 29, 1950
In 1950, Walt Disney, wanting to branch out from the animated films he'd pioneered, decided to make a "live-action" film. The property he chose to produce was Treasure Island, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's 1881 adventure novel.
Buried treasure, sword play, shooting, rum drinking, stabbings, mutiny, and of course, Long John Silver are all present. The tale of young Jim Hawkins' quest as he seeks the buried treasure to which his coveted map holds the key is well-loved by boys of all ages. Jim encounters a mixed and often sordid cast of characters, who each, in their own way, teach the boy valuable lessons.
The story is exceptionally well told; so well that even if you know the story, you may find yourself still in doubt right up to the thrilling climax.
Treasure Island's cinematographer was Freddie Young, who gained legendary status a dozen years later serving in the same capacity on the film Lawrence of Arabia.
Disney Movie Rating:
74.44 out of 100. Total of 71 votes.
Treasure Island Trailer
This film does not yet have notable Disney actors/actresses associated with it.