- Written by Sandi Tracey
Today Classic Cinema Online features Treasure Island (1950), which is an adventure the whole family can enjoy.
The story depicts a young lad, Jim Hawkins (Bobby Driscoll) who finds himself on an adventurous excursion with none other than Long John Silver (Robert Newton), in a quest for buried treasure. Somehow Silver takes a liking to the boy and while he's rough with him, there's also some tenderness there.
Treasure Island was Disney's first live-action motion picture, and we can see from subsequent live action releases that this film was a good investment for Disney, as it set the tone of charm and family orientation that Disney is so famous for. Films like this never get old, as they are still enjoyed by the multitudes today.