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Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  12 April 1952 (USA)
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Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Mr. Dinkel / Mr. Dinkelpuss (as Abbott)
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Jack / Jack Strong (as Costello)
Buddy Baer ...
Sgt. Riley / The Giant
Shaye Cogan ...
Eloise Larkin / Princess Eloise / Darlene
James Alexander ...
Arthur / Prince Arthur
Dorothy Ford ...
Receptionist / Polly
Barbara Brown ...
Mrs. Strong
David Stollery ...
Donald Larkin
William Farnum ...
The King
Johnny Conrad ...
Dancer
Arthur Shields ...
Patrick the Harp (voice) (as ?)
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Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans.

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It's a giant sized joy! See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

12 April 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jack y la habichuela gigante  »

Box Office

Budget:

$683,000 (estimated)
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| (TCM print) | (restored)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Sepiatone)| (Supercinecolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shaye Cogan and James Alexander receive "introducing" credits. See more »

Goofs

The makeup and lipstick on Henrietta the cow disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Donald: Come in. Oh it's you. I'm sorry Arthur, I thought it was the babysitter.
Arthur: Just what do you have against babysitters?
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Crazy Credits

Instead of the usual "The characters and events depicted are fictitious, etc." disclaimer, are these four simple words, "This is a fable". See more »

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Soundtracks

Darlene
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Sung by James Alexander to Shaye Cogan
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25 April 2004 | by (Belfast, Ireland) – See all my reviews



I turn to this movie when I'm feeling down. My 5-year old niece (with no prompting from me) prefers it to any Disney you care to name. It's one of those movies that's so bad it's brilliant. And why Jack's Mother's line, uttered in sheer frustration, "Plant the Beans, Jack!" has not become a revered movie catchphrase I'll never know. I always shout "Plant the Beans, Jack!" at the Kiefer Sutherland character in "24", especially when he's a little slow on the uptake. Abbott and Costello's "Jack and the Beanstalk" is a little gem and does not deserve the criticism levelled at it on IMDB. The humour may be basic, the characters may be of the cardboard variety, but the director has managed to create a special little world that children and adults can enjoyable enter .


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