The Adventures of Long John Silver

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The Adventures of Long John Silver
Genre Adventure
Created by Martin Rackin
Byron Haskin
Joseph Kaufman
Robert Louis Stevenson
Written by Martin Rackin
Kay Keavney
Directed by Byron Haskin
Lee Sholem
Starring Robert Newton
Connie Gilchrist
Kit Taylor
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Production
Producer(s) Joseph Kaufman
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Isola del'Oro
Treasure Island Productions
Distributor ITV (1957) (UK)
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run 1958 – 1958

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.

Cast and characters[edit]

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 history[edit]

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.

References[edit]

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

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