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Long John Silver (1954)

Long John Silver – filmed in Australia four years after Walt Disney’s version of Treasure Island – had Robert Newton reprising his role as the title character.

Long John rescued the Governor of Jamaica’s daughter and then returned to Treasure Island for more treasure. Jim Hawkins (Kit Hawkins), who apparently never went back to the UK, was also along for the ride.

On Treasure Island, Silver had to deal with another pirate captain named “El Toro” Mendoza (Lloyd Berrell) and Israel Hands (Rod Taylor) from his old crew.

The success of this film led to a TV series with both Newton and Gilchrist and young Kip Taylor as Jim Hawkins.

Long John Silver
Robert Newton
Purity Pinker
Connie Gilchrist
Captain Mendoza, ‘El Toro’
Lloyd Berrell
Grant Taylor
Israel Hands
Rod Taylor
Sir Henry Strong
Harvey Adams
Lady Strong
Muriel Steinbeck
Billy Bowlegs
Henry Gilbert
Old Stringley
John Brunskill
Lanky pirate
Eric Reiman
Big Eric
Harry Hambleton
Ned Shill
Syd Chambers
Capt. Asa MacDougall
George Simpson-Lyttle

Byron Haskin