is a 1950 Disney adventure film
, adapted from the Robert Louis Stevenson
's novel Treasure Island
. It starred Bobby Driscoll
as Jim Hawkins
, and Robert Newton
as Long John Silver
. It was Disney's first completely live-action
film and the first screen version of Treasure Island
made in color.
A non-Disney produced sequel to the film, Long John Silver
, was released in 1954, with Newton reprising his role of Long John Silver. Newton went on to play Silver again in a TV series, The Adventures of Long John Silver
(made 1954–55), also shot at Pagewood Studios Sydney, and started (in Technicolor
) before Australia had television.
Jim Hawkins, a young boy living alone with his mother in England in their inn, called the Admiral Benbow, is looking after the inn alone, when a strange man by the name of Black Dog comes and orders a glass of rum from him, at the same time asking Jim if he has seen a "Captain William Bones". Jim answers that he has never seen a Billy Bones, and gets Black Dog another glass of rum. However, Black Dog looks into the back of the inn and sees an old sea chest with the initials "W.B." inscribed on the side, and takes off. Once he is gone, a man appears in a doorway at the top of the stairs, asking Jim if it was "a one legged man."
Jim tells Billy Bones that the man who came in had a terrible scar across his face, and Bones recognizes him as Black Dog, and tells Jim to give him rum, though he is instructed... Read More