*In addition, in 1950: Treasure Island directed by Byron Haskins is released.
Based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson, it's the first Disney wholly live-action feature. The first of four films that were made in Britain in the late forties and early fifties to use up earnings that he couldn't take out of the country. (The UK laws prevented their pounds sterling from being exchanged totally into American dollars)
Treasure Island is more faithful to the Robert Louis Stevenson novel than many of the studio’s later literary adaptations. The movie follows the major plot lines and characterizations, danger in the story is portrayed fairly well, and the fight scenes between the heroes and the pirates are left intact. The violence is modified enough to be family friendly, but the movie is still full of tons of adventure and excitement.
The cast: Bobby Driscoll as Jim Hawkins, Robert Newton as Long John Silver, Basil Sydney as Captain Smollett, Walter Fitzgerald as Squire Trelawney, Denis O'Dea as Dr. Livesy & Finlay Cuttie as Capt. Billy Bones
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