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Jack and the Beanstalk [1952]

Director:Jean Yarbrough
Writer:Nathaniel Curtis
Composer:Heinz Roemheld
Length:78 minutes
(1 hour 18 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:43%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Jack sells his cow, climbs a stalk, then ... sings a bunch of songs.

Reaction: Fine for kids, but not the best Abbot and Costello movie.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Jean Yarbrough => Director
Nathaniel Curtis => Writer
Heinz Roemheld => Composer
Almira Sessions => Mrs. Mergatroyd (uncredited)
Arthur Shields => Patrick the Harp (voice) (uncredited)
Barbara Brown => Mrs. Strong
Bud Abbott => Mr. Dinkel / Mr. Dinkelpuss
Buddy Baer => Sgt. Riley / The Giant
Charles Perry => Villager (uncredited)
Claire Du Brey => Villager (uncredited)
David Stollery => Donald
Dorothy Ford => Receptionist / Polly
Hank Mann => Villager (uncredited)
James Alexander => Troubador / Prince Arthur / Arthur
Joe Kirk => Villager (uncredited)
Johnny Conrad => Dancer
Lou Costello => Jack Strong / Jack
Mel Blanc => Farm Animals (voice) (uncredited)
Shaye Cogan => Darlene / Princess Eloise / Eloise
William Farnum => The King

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • William Farnum's last movie.
  • This is the first of only two color movies that Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made (the other being Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd). It begins in sepiatone and then changes to color.
  • Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made an independent, two-picture deal in which they agreed that this was to be "Lou's film" and the next to be "Bud's". They retained individual ownership of the respective films.
  • The car Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are driving in the early black and white section of the movie is a Henry J, which was manufactured by the Kaiser-Frazer Motor Co. and named for founder [?] Henry J. Kaiser.