Captain Flint – A New Home after his film acting in Treasure Island 1950 !!

Captain Flint – A New Home !!

Bobby Driscoll and Capn Flint

Here is Cap’n Flint ABOVE – with Bobby Driscoll in a posed still while they were filming Treasure Island.

Bobby Driscoll looks very well here – and on top of his acting when he played  Jim Hawkins

Robert Newton with Capn Flint in his new home

The parrot Cap’n Flint  who stars with Robert Newton in Treasure Island and Bobby Driscoll  in the RKO-Walt Disney production of ‘Treasure Island’ made at Denham Film Studios in 1949 – released 1950.

He has earned retirement in a Public House The Prospect of Whitby one of London’s only riverside inns.  Here  Robert Newton is handing Cap’n Flint over to Landlord George H. Broadbent and his wife.  I hope Cap’n Flint enjoyed the long retirement he deserved for his famous role in the classic film.

The ‘Prospect’ may have had its fair share of human celebrities but also was home to a celebrity of the feathered variety, a newspaper from 1951 gives the details.

‘Captain Flint, the talented parrot which rides the shoulder of Robert Newton during his portrayal of Long John Silver in ‘Treasure Island,’ has not been relegated to oblivion. When the picture was finished, Captain Flint was retired to a life of luxury in the famous ‘Prospect of Whitby.’

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Captain Flint – A New Home after his film acting in Treasure Island 1950 !!”

  1. Robert says:

    Hello, as a fan of 50s films, including the Disney live-action movies produced in England, I was delighted to find your blog. I am intrigued by this photo of Bobby Driscoll and Capt. Flint, which evidently is from a magazine article on Treasure Island written by A. A. Milne. I would love to read this article! Would you consider posting it, or at least indicating the name and date of the magazine? Fascinating! Thank you!

    • Movieman says:

      Robert. Many Thanks for your comments ref the article I did which featured a wonderful colour shot of Bobby Driscoll and Cant. Flint. I do have the magazine where this article written by A.A. Milne was printed and would be happy to scan and email it to you. Thanks Again. Neil

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