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The Adventures of Long John Silver

The Adventures of Long John Silver is a TV series about the Long John Silver character from Treasure Island. It was made in 1954 in colour in Australia for the American and British markets before the development of Australian television.

The Adventures of Long John Silver
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Film poster
GenreAdventure
Created byMartin Rackin
Byron Haskin
Joseph Kaufman
Robert Louis Stevenson
Written byMartin Rackin
Kay Keavney
Directed byByron Haskin
Lee Sholem
StarringRobert Newton
Connie Gilchrist
Kit Taylor
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Production
Producer(s)Joseph Kaufman
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Isola del'Oro
Treasure Island Productions
DistributorITV (1957) (UK)
Release
Original networkABC
Original release1958 –
1958

Cast and charactersEdit

Newton and several of the other actors had the same roles as in the 1954 film Long John Silver, also shot in Australia.[1]

Broadcast historyEdit

The series was shown in the United States from 1956, and in the UK on ITV in 1957. It was shown in Australia on the ABC in 1958, in the afternoon Children's TV Club. It was also shown on commercial regional TV in the mid to late 70s in Australia. In 1985 the series was repeated in the United Kingdom in a Saturday afternoon slot on ITV.

For much of its international audience, the series aired after the death of its star, Robert Newton, who had died of a heart attack in Hollywood in March 1956.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stephen Vagg, Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood (Bear Manor Media, 2010) p40

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