B&W : Six reels
Directed by Maurice Tourneur
Cast: Shirley Mason [Jim Hawkins], Charles Ogle [Long John Silver], Sydney Dean [Squire Trelawney], Charles Hill Mailes (Charles H. Mailes) [Doctor Livesey], Lon Chaney [Pew / Merry], Josie Melville [Mrs. Hawkins], Al Filson [Bill Bones], Wilton Taylor [‘Black Dog’], Joseph Singleton [Israel Hands], Bull Montana [Morgan], Harry Holden [Captain Smollett]
Maurice Tourneur Productions, Incorporated, production; distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [Paramount-Artcraft Super Special]. / Scenario by Stephen Fox (Jules Furthman), from the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Cinematography by René Guissart and John van den Broek. Art direction by Floyd Mueller and Ben Carré. / © 26 March 1920 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP14923]. Released 4 April 1920. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The novel was previously filmed as Treasure Island (1918). The novel was subsequently filmed as Treasure Island (1934).
Drama: Historical: Adventure.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.4551.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Authors: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) - Blind persons - Dual roles - Pirates
Listing updated: 23 July 2008.
References: AFI-F1 nn. F1.4551, F1.4552; Bardèche-History p. 111; Brownlow-Parade p. 240; Edmonds-BigU p. 71; Everson-American pp. 68, 150; Marrero-Vintage p. 20; Spehr-American p. 100; Weaver-Twenty p. 76 : ClasIm-240 p. 45.