Five On Treasure Island (Children’s Film Foundation)

Date: 1957
Director: Gerald Landau
Production Company: British Lion Film Corporation

Stars: Rel Grainer, Richard Palmer, Gillian Harrison, John Bailey
Location(s): Dorset

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Storyline:

During the school holidays, four friends and their dog go in search of shipwrecked treasure.

Additional Information:

Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson.

This feature was originally shown as an eight part film serial and is based on the novel of the same name by Enid Blyton.

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Georgina Kirrin (Rel Grainer) notices a stray dog gnawing a bone as she walks through the village. Looking south on West Street in Corfe Castle, Dorset.

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Jan (John Charlesworth) cycles towards George, nearly running into the dog. West Street with St. Edward’s church in the left of centre background.

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The dog runs past Luke Undown (Robert Cawdron) and into his antique shop. West Street, Corfe Castle. Various parts of the Dorset village are seen in ‘Man on the Run’, ‘Nuts in May’, ‘The Ghost Camera’, ‘West 11’ and ‘The Black Rider’.

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Leaving Jan with his bike, George runs into the shop to rescue the dog that's causing mayhem inside. West Street in Corfe Castle.

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Arriving home, George asks her mother, Margaret Kirrin (Iris Russell), if she can keep the dog.

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After lunch, cousins Anne, Dick and Julian head for Kirrin Cove with George and Tim the dog. The cliff above Lulworth Cove in Dorset with Kirrin Island added in the distance.

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Collecting an outboard motor from one of the sheds on the beach, George, Anne, Dick, Julian and Tim set off for Kirrin Island. Lulworth Cove on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

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The five reach Kirrin Castle, where, inside, Luke and his accomplice Jim are hoping to find hidden gold. Looking up at the former keep of Corfe Castle in Dorset.

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George helps Tim up as the others scramble over the crumbling wall.

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Seeing the children arrive on the island, Luke and Jim (Nicholas Bruce) keep out of sight.

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Finding Tim after he’s thrown from the castle by Jim, George joins Anne (Gillian Harrison) in the ruins.

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While the children make their way back to their boat, Luke and Jim climb down from the castle. The ruined Corfe Castle dates from the 11th century.

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George, Julian (Richard Palmer) and Dick (John Bailey) get ready to launch the boat as Anne carries Tim across the rocky shore. Stair Hole at Lulworth Cove. The location was also seen in ‘Nuts in May’.

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The following day, the youngsters set off to go swimming but divert to Kirrin Island when the weather changes. The shore at Lulworth Cove.

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The five friends run for shelter in the castle ruins as a storm begins. Corfe Castle on the Isle of Purbeck.

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In Kirrin Cove, Jan tends to boating equipment as the children return with a box that they found in an old shipwreck. The shore at Lulworth Cove.

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Following the map that was discovered inside the box, George and her cousins return to Kirrin Island. The remains of the King’s Tower at Corfe Castle.

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Armed with shovels, hammers and axes the five start to search for lost gold ingots.

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Luke and Jim begin their own search after obtaining the map.

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After the children find the treasure, the two villains seal them inside a chamber before taking the oars and motor from their boat.

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George and Julian avoid the crooks after being freed by Dick who swims from the sunken chamber.

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Taking one of the ingots, Julian and the two girls attempt to propel the oarless rowing boat back to the mainland. Looking back towards the coast to the west of Lulworth Cove with Stair Hole in the background.

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Captain Zachary leaves port to rendezvous with Luke and Jim on Kirrin Island. The view across the Little Channel from The Quay in Poole, Dorset.

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After the alarm is raised, Commander Mainbridge readies his ship, The Gay Viking. Looking across from the north side of Little Channel with the Shipwright’s Arms public house on Ferry Road in the left background. The pub was demolished in 1977.

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Forward lines are cast off. The Quay a Poole in Dorset.

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The craft begins to move. The Quay between Thames Street and High Street in Poole.

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The Commander's vessel leaves port and heads for Kirrin Island. Little Channel leading into Poole Harbour with The Quay to the left.

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Pursued by Luke and Jim, Dick climbs up the ruins of Kirrin Castle until falling and hurting his leg.

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Racing to the cove, Quentin Kirrin (Peter Burton), Jan and the children head for a boat. Lulworth Cove in Dorset, which also makes an appearance in ‘The Boys in Blue’, ‘The Flaw’, ‘Four Sided Triangle’, ‘The Black Rider’ and ‘Nuts in May’.

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Seeing Captain Zachary's approaching ship, the crooks head to the beach. The Inner Ward at Corfe Castle in Dorset.

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