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Jack the Giant Killer (1962)

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A farmboy turned knight must protect a princess from the schemes of an evil wizard.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jack
Judi Meredith ...
Princess Elaine
Torin Thatcher ...
Pendragon
Walter Burke ...
Garna
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Imp
Barry Kelley ...
Sigurd
Dayton Lummis ...
King Mark
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Lady Constance
Roger Mobley ...
Peter
Robert Gist ...
Scottish Captain
Tudor Owen ...
Chancellor
Ken Mayer ...
Boatswain
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Storyline

The terrible and trecherous Pendragon plans to gain the throne of Cornwall by getting the king to abdicate and to marry his lovely daughter. To help him he has his dreadful witches in his castle and his almost unstoppable sorcery. A giant under his control abducts the princess, but on the way home with her the giant meets farming lad Jack who slays him. This is only the beginning. Be assured Pendragon and his evil magic are far from done. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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A pretty princess. An evil sorcerer. A hero for the ages. See more »


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13 June 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Herrscher von Cornwall  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film was unreleased in the UK until 1967 and then received cuts for an 'A' certificate to edit the witch attack on the ship, Princess Elaine being attacked by the giant, and Jack's fight with the dragon. See more »

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When the Kraken appears and nears the two-headed giant, for a brief moment its metal supports appear on-screen. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: The legend of Jack the Giant Killer was born over a thousand years ago in Cornwall, England near Land's End. There was a time when the Kingdom of Cornwall lived in fear and trembling of the Black Prince Pendragon - master of witches, giants and hobgoblins - who ravaged the land. But at long last Herla the Wizard drove Pendragon and his witches from the kingdom and exiled them beyond the reaches of the known world. Here on a misty isle, uncharted and unknown, Pendragon schemed and ...
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References The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) See more »

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The Irish Washerwoman
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great stop-motion animation and a fun story makes this movie great
13 July 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like movies like " The 7th Voyage of Sinbad " or any George Pal film this is a must see. Stop-motion animation fans take note, there is a lot of stop-motion in this film. Jack and the princess are likeable characters as well as Peter and Sigard the viking. My favorite scene is when the puppet comes to like and slow dances with the princess. I also love the shot of the animated crow flying toward a beautiful matte painting of a castle. If you love these kinds of movies see it for sure, I bought it and still watch it plentiful to this day. Anyway that is a great flick. 10 out of 10!


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