The Story of Treasure Island (1908)

The first scene shows part of Flint's old pirate crew, with one-legged John Silver in the lead. They have discovered the hiding place of Billy Bones, the mate of Flint's ship, the "Walrus,"... See full summary »

Director:

J. Stuart Blackton

Writer:

Robert Louis Stevenson (novel)

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The first scene shows part of Flint's old pirate crew, with one-legged John Silver in the lead. They have discovered the hiding place of Billy Bones, the mate of Flint's ship, the "Walrus," and they send Black Dog, one of the crew, to tip Billy Bones to the "black spot" at the Admiral Ben Bow Inn; but Billy Bones drives Black Dog away, and will have nothing to do with him. Silver then sends Blind Pew, and Pew gives Bones the "black spot." Bones has a stroke of apoplexy and dies. Mrs. Hawkins and her son Jim, who keep the inn, find the "black spot," which says, "You have till ten tonight." They are very much frightened, and they open Jones's old sea chest and get the money he owes for rent, and Jim takes an old bag for good measure, and, being very much frightened at the pirates, they run to Squire Trelawney's. The Squire and Doctor Livesey open the bag and discover the old map of Treasure Island, which the pirates were trying to get from Bones. Crosses were marked on the map where the... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1908 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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