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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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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
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The King
Johnny Conrad ...
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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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A comic twist to a classic tale! See more »


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12 April 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jack y la habichuela gigante  »

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$683,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

The car Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are driving in the early black-and-white section of the movie is a 1951 Henry J, which was manufactured by the Kaiser-Frazer Motor Co. and named for founder Henry J. Kaiser. In addition to being bought from an authorized dealer, the car could also be ordered through the Sears-Roebuck mail-order catalog, although its name was changed from "Henry J" to "Allstate". See more »

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In the scene where Jack mistakes the Giant's shadow for his own, the shadow is directly in front of him. When the camera angle shifts to a side view of Jack and the Giant, their shadows are off to their right sides and cast much smaller. See more »

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Soundtracks

He Never Looked Better In His Life
Written by Lester Lee and Bob Russell
Sung by the Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, James Alexander, Shaye Cogan and Villagers
Danced by Johnny Conrad and The Johnny Conrad Dancers
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The title should be Abbot and Costello meet Superbaby
17 June 2004 | by (valley stream new york) – See all my reviews

I bought this DVD recently because it was a cheapy and I love A & C. I would say it is pretty funny and action packed if you look at it with the innocence of a child I think you will enjoy it more. If you look at it closely you will see Lou doing a lot (if not all )of his stunts himself which adds greatly to the enjoyment of the picture.The male and female leads are pretty bad and were no threat to Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald in the talent department but the girl is beautiful in a 1950's kind of way.As a big Superman fan , the biggest kick I got out of it is that the baby boy in the beginning of the picture is none other than baby Kal-el from the first episode of the George Reeves TV series "Adventures of Superman" entitled "Superman On Earth". I don't know what this baby's name was since he is not credited in either appearance but it's definitely the same tot.If he was born in 51 he would be in his early fifties now and I'm sure all Superman and A & C fans would like to know his name and what became of him. So if you are out there little Kal-el give a holler!By the way Betty Page fans will enjoy the tall actress who dances with Lou in the film.


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