Treasure Island (1950)- Long John Silver

Treasure Island (1950)- Long John Silver


TOP O’ THE MORNING,
GENTLEMEN. AHOY, JOHN SILVER. SIT YE DOWN AT A TABLE TO
STARBOARD, IF YE KINDLY WILL. [ CHUCKLES ] [ CHUCKLES ] FOR YOU, SIR,
PIPING HOT. AND THIS BE
FOR DR. LIVESY. ASKING HIS PARDON FOR BEIN’
THAT FAMILIAR, BUT SQUIRE, HE’S TOLD ME SO MUCH
ABOUT THE TWO OF YE, IT COMES NATURAL
TO CALL YE BY NAME, IT DO. [ CHUCKLES ] AND THIS’LL BE YOUNG
MASTER HAWKINS, I’LL BE BOUND. HAWKINS — ‘TIS A PROPER
SEAFARING NAME, TOO. YOU RUN YOUR HOUSE WELL,
MY MAN, AND YOU KEEP A GOOD TABLE,
TOO. THANKEE KINDLY, SIR. IT ISN’T OFTEN I
SEE FRUIT IN AN ENGLISH
TAVERN FOR BREAKFAST. IT’S A RULE OF HEALTH
I LEARNED WHILE SAILING UNDER
THE IMMORTAL HAWKE. AH, REST IN PEACE. YOU SAILED UNDER HAWKE? [ Laughing ]
DID YA HEAR THAT? THAT I DID, SIR… HIM SAILING UNDER HAWKE?
[ LAUGHING ] WHEN YOU SHIPPED WITH
THE ADMIRAL, YOU NEVER TOOK SCURVY FROM
THE SALT, PORK, AND HARDTACK, NOT WITH A BARREL OF APPLES
ABOARD FOR THE MEN TO CHEW ON. THERE’S SENSE IN THAT,
TRELAWNEY, SOMETHING
WE COULD PROFIT BY. AND WILL. BY GAD, THERE’LL BE
APPLES ON MY SHIP, TOO. YOU’RE THE SAME AS THE
ADMIRAL YOURSELF, SQUIRE, IF I MAY SAY SO. WHY, YOU AND HE COULD
MAKE UP YOUR MIND LIKE THAT. DO I, NOW? THAT YE DO, SIR. I’VE NOTICED IT AFAR. IT WOULDN’T SURPRISE ME NONE
TO HEAR YOU SAY, “HEAVE UP THE ANCHOR.
WE SAILS ON THE HOUR.” CAN’T SAIL
WITHOUT A CREW. WITH ALL THE HEMMING
AND HAWING THAT GOES ON, YOU’D THINK THERE
WASN’T AN HONEST SEAMAN
TO BE HAD IN BRISTOL! I BEGS TO DIFFER, SIR,
IF I MAY MAKE SO BOLD. WHY, THERE’S A FULL CARGO
OF MY OLD SHIPMATES THAT
SAILED WITH HAWKE BECALMED RIGHT HERE
IN BRISTOL. HEH HEH HEH! SOUND MEN INSIDE, IF SOME OF THEM WAS SCARRED
IN THE SERVICE OF ENGLAND. AHH, AND THEY
WITH NO PENSIONS, NEITHER. COULD A SCORE OF THOSE
BE HAD ON SHORT NOTICE? AYE, SIR, BUT THEY
WOULDN’T BE PRETTY ENOUGH
FOR THE MODERN TASTE. NOWADAYS, THEY PICKS THE YOUNGER
MEN BY THE CUT OF THEIR JIB, NOT THE OLD ‘UNS
FOR THEIR EXPERIENCE. APPEARANCES BE HANGED!
SILVER, GET ME THOSE MEN! BUT IT AIN’T
A COOK’S PLACE. THAT’S CAPTAIN’S WORDS. IF YOU CAN BRING IN A
CREW OF YOUR STOUTHEARTED
LADS COME SUNDOWN, I, FOR ONE, WILL BE
GREATLY OBLIGED. WELL, SIR, IF ‘TIS
OWNER’S ORDERS… BULLY, BOY! BUT I DON’T LIKE TO BE
PUSHING ATHWART MY BETTERS, BUT I’LL SAY THIS, SIR — I KNOW EVERY SEAMAN IN
THESE HERE PARTS LIKE
THE PALM OF THIS HAND. DID YOU KNOW
CAPTAIN BILLY BONES? BONES? BILLY BONES? WHAT SHIP
DID HE SAIL IN, MATEY? HE WAS A PIRATE. HA HA! [ LAUGHING ] [ LAUGHS ]

17 Comments

  1. I wish I was a Pirate !
    Has anybody actuality listened to the script of this wonderful production….
    Oh I wish they would re-run the series of Long John Silver.
    Too many Fall are to

  2. That kid sure looks like a young Tim Curry, but that possible mix-up might be enforced by the fact that he played Long-John Silver in Muppet Treasure Island.

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