Five on a Treasure Island (film)

Five on a Treasure Island is an 8-part 1957 British film serial made by the Children's Film Foundation, based on the novel of the same name by Enid Blyton.[1] The author herself helped cast the film.[2] It was filmed in Dorset, UK, at Corfe Castle, in Corfe Castle Village, the Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole near Lulworth Cove which served as the Kirrin Island landing spot for the rowing boat in the film.[3] The antique store from the beginning of the film was filmed at Oliver's in 5 West Street, Corfe Castle Village, Dorset, UK.

Five on a Treasure Island
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Opening title
Directed byGerald Landau
Produced byFrank Wells
Written byMichael Barnes
Frank Wells (adaptation)
Based onthe novel Five on a Treasure Island
by Enid Blyton
Music byJack Beaver
CinematographyNorman Jones
Release date
  • August 1957 (1957-08)


  • Rel Grainer as George
  • Richard Palmer as Julian
  • Gillian Harrison as Anne
  • John Bailey as Dick
  • Daga as Tim
  • Robert Cawdron as Luke Undown
  • Nicholas Bruce as Jim
  • Peter Burton as Quentin Kirrin
  • Iris Russell as Margaret Kirrin
  • Robert Dean as Cmdr. Mainbridge
  • John Charlesworth as Jan
  • Rufus Cruickshank as Captain Zachary (as Rufus Cruikshank)

Critical receptionEdit

DVD Beaver wrote "Chock-full of cliff-hangers and mystery, the popular Children's Film Foundation serial remains close to the spirit of the book...This is very highly recommended."[2]


  1. ^ "The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island". British Film Institute.
  2. ^ a b "The Famous Five - Five on a Treasure Island".
  3. ^ "Reelstreets | Five On Treasure Island (Children's Film Foundation)".

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