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Treasure Island

Byron Haskin United States, 1950

AKFilmFan's rating of the film Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island

Disney's 1st live-action film is a step in the right direction even w/ it's flaws. There's plenty of standout moments, from the gunfights, the taking of the ship, & especially Jim in the barrel. But the film's biggest asset is Mr. Robert Newton. Devouring the scenery like a bottle of vintage rum, Newton's Silver is the definitive performance of the character. It may be imperfect, but this is a solid Disney adventure.