Treasure Island (1950)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) A well-made 96 minutes adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s timeless classic novel.
2) Robert Newton gave a remarkable Oscar-worthy performance as the central character of Long John Silver. The grey shaded character whom the audiences will equally despise and adore.
3) The pirate language spoken by Long John Silver is the textbook example of “pirate accent”.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Long John Silver: Matey!

Ivanhoe (1952)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Castle-siege battle sequence – uncanny similarity to the Battle of Helm’s Deep.
2) A mission to free a kidnapped king. Fast paced screenplay with less melodrama
3) Presence of RobinHood as a minor character.
4) Elizabeth Taylor as Rebecca – mesmerizing beauty

 

 

CONS –
1) King Richard the Lionhearted is only a side-show.

 

 
QUOTE –
“King Richard the Lionhearted: Before me kneels a nation divided – rise as one man, and that one, for England!”

Great Expectations (1946)

Great Expectations (1946)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR –1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Jean Simmons as young Estella
2) Martita Hunt as Miss Havisham
3) Finlay Currie as Abel

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
I realized that in becoming a gentleman, I had only succeeded in becoming a snob.