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Treasure Island (1972)

Young Jim Hawkins has an unforgettable encounter with pirate Captain Long John Silver and his murderous mates.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Orson Welles ... Long John Silver
Kim Burfield ... Jim Hawkins
Lionel Stander ... Billy Bones
Walter Slezak ... Squire Trelawney
Ángel del Pozo ... Doctor Livesey (as Angel del Pozo)
Rik Battaglia ... Captain Smollett
Maria Rohm ... Mrs. Hawkins
Paul Muller ... Blind Pew
Jean Lefebvre ... Ben Gunn
Michel Garland Michel Garland ... Merry (as Michael Garland)
Aldo Sambrell ... Israel Hands
Alibe Parsons Alibe Parsons ... Mrs. Silver (as Alibe)
José Luis Chinchilla José Luis Chinchilla ... Anderson (as Chinchilla)
Víctor Israel ... Morgan
Adolfo Thous Adolfo Thous ... Black Dog


Young Jim Hawkins has an unforgettable encounter with pirate Captain Long John Silver and his murderous mates.

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Release Date:

October 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La isla del tesoro See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Orson Welles did not like the rewrites to his script, so he asked to be billed as "O W Jeeves" in the opening credits. See more »


On landing from the long boat, Jim scampers away along a rock strewn shoreline completely devoid of vegetation. When Silver calls after him, there is a cut to Jim running through dense undergrowth. See more »


Billy Bones: They'll be a sea mist tonight, and maybe horrors climbing up at us, outta the sea onto the land. Keep watching!
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This is the BEST adaption i've ever seen of TREASURE ISLAND!
6 July 1999 | by flyboy-7See all my reviews

I love this film! It is so great! I was sitting on my couch eating Ruffles potato chips when this film called TREASURE ISLAND came on! I was caught up in it all the way! I especially love the way Maria Rohm plays Mrs. Hawkins! She is so sinister in her role that it makes me glad! I hope that this film will come on again! I love the smell of it!

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