Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 18, 1955

Long John Silver (Treasure Island Pictures; D.C.A.). "Sealed in blood!" croaks Long John Silver to his sidekick, Jim Hawkins, as they skulk in the corner of a dingy pothouse and plot their return to Treasure Island. Old Cap'n Flint, it seems, left many more doubloons in the dunes than he ever told Robert Louis Stevenson about. There are £900,000 of them, to be exact, and that explains (though it hardly justifies) all this supererogatory yo-ho-ho on a dead man's chest.

However, Author Stevenson would probably not complain about a sequel, and children under ten,...

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