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Jack and the Beanstalk (1967)

A retelling of the popular fairy tale that mixes live action and animation.

Director:

Gene Kelly
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gene Kelly ... Jeremy Keen, Proprietor (Peddler)
Bobby Riha ... Jack
Ted Cassidy ... The Giant (voice)
Marian McKnight Marian McKnight ... Jack's Mother
Marni Nixon ... Princess Serena (singing voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Allen Chris Allen ... Mouse (voice)
Dick Beals Dick Beals ... Jack (singing voice)
Leo DeLyon ... Woggle-Bird (voice)
Cliff Norton Cliff Norton ... Woggle-Bird (voice)
Janet Waldo ... Princess Serena (voice)
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Storyline

The adventure begins when Jack trades his cow for some magic beans from peddler Jeremy Keen. The beans sprout a beanstalk high into the clouds, and Jack and Jeremy climb it to discover a giant, a goose that lays golden eggs, and Princess Serena who is trapped in a harp by a magic spell and can only be released by a kiss. Written by Azure_Girl

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Basn o lodydze fasoli See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dick Beals, who was 39 years old provided the singing voice for 8-year-old Bobby Riha's character, Jack. See more »

Goofs

As the giant picks Jeremy up, the harness holding Jeremy up is visible above him. This happens again when Jeremy is trying to open the door in order to free the goose, especially after Jeremy has let go of the door handle and is falling to the floor (at 0:45:17 on the DVD). This was done with a blue screen and harnesses. See more »

Quotes

The Giant: Goose! Come back with my princess! Princess! Come back with my goose!
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Connections

Version of Mickey and the Beanstalk (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Half Past April, and a Quarter to May
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Bobby Riha (dubbed by Dick Beals) and Gene Kelly
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Great fun (for kids)
8 May 2002 | by PlanecrazyIkarusSee all my reviews

This movie was once one of my favourites. The mixture of animation and real-life actors may remind people of "Song of the South" or, more recently, "Space Jam", but this is quite different. The animated characters aren't big stars that you know. But they still manage to be cute and funny.

Storywise, it is of course about the boy who exchanges a goat for a few beans, instead of selling it for money, thereby almost driving the family into poverty. The next morning, a giant beanstalk has grown out of those beans, and as he climbs it he enters a magical land in the clouds, inhabited by a human-eating giant. Together with a friend, he explores the giant's castle, tries to find the gold and rescue a damsel in distress in the process.

The film is funny and loveable with enough cute characters to keep kids happy (how I loved the birds dancing with Gene Kelly!)

Family fun. And the best adaptation of "Jack and the Beanstalk" I have seen to date. 8/10


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