Long John Silver

Long John Silver

Available on Tubi TV
An Australian adaptation of Robert Lewis Stevenson's book, this film opens with pirate Long John (Robert Newton, who also played the pirate in Disney's 1950 Treasure Island) and his grumbling crew hanging out a tavern run by Long John's equally formidable girlfriend, Purity (Connie Gilchrist). Long John learns that the colonial governor's daughter is being held hostage by a rival pirate, Mendoza (Lloyd Berrell). Long John isn't interested -- until he hears that another prisoner is his "old shipmate," the boy Jim Hawkins (Kit Taylor). Long John manages to both rescue the children and make a fortune on the side by having his own men ransack the government treasury, knowing that Mendoza will get blamed for the looting. The reunion with Jim inspires another venture to the fabled Treasure Island, as it turns out there's more treasure buried there unfound in the last movie, and a medallion Jim happens to be wearing is a vital clue to its whereabouts.
Starring Rod Taylor, Connie Gilchrist, Robert Newton
Director Byron Haskin