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Abbott and CostelloAbbott and Costello in "Jack and the Beanstalk"

In this 1952 classic film, Abbott and Costello's musical version of the classic fairytale.

This children's story is about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans. Note: the film begins in sepiatone, then changes to color, like "The Wizard of Oz." More information can be found on this IMDB page.

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Run time: 01:21:38

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Writers: Pat Costello (story), Nathaniel Curtis

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification
Bud Abbott...Mr. Dinkel/Mr. Dinkelpuss
Lou Costello..Jack/Jack Strong
Buddy Baer...Sgt. Riley/The Giant
Shaye Cogan...Eloise/Princess Eloise
James Alexander...Arthur/Prince Arthur
Dorothy Ford...Polly
Barbara Brown...Mrs. StrongDavid Stollery..Donald
William Farnum...The King
Johnny Conrad...Dancer

Abbott and CostelloRest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mel Blanc...Farm Animals (voice) (uncredited)
Claire Du Brey...Villager (uncredited)
Joe Kirk...Villager (uncredited)
Hank Mann...Villager (uncredited)
Charles Perry...Villager (uncredited)
Almira Sessions...Mrs. Mergatroyd (uncredited)
Jack Shea...Villager (uncredited)
Arthur Shields...Patrick the Harp (voice) (uncredited)

Original Music by Heinz Roemheld 
Cinematography by George Robinson
Film Editing by Otho Lovering

Audio/Visual: sound, color

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Starring: Abbott & CostelloJack and the Beanstalk: Bud and Lou meet Mother Goose! One of the few colour feature films Abbott and Costello made, it actually starts out in black and white but soon springboards into a truly colourful fairy tale. Lou plays the bumbling fool Jack, repeatedly tricked by the conniving Mr. Dinglepuss (Abbott) who sells him the magic beans. Their adventures take them up the beanstalk where they find a magic castle, a talking harp, and a hen that lays golden eggs. They also encounter a fearsome giant in one of the funniest and most enjoyable of Bud and Lou's many movies. Music, merriment and laughter combine to bring fun for the whole family! This feature presentation also includes a special bonus with the addition of the original theatrical trailer for Jack and the Beanstalk.

*Buck Privates *Abbott & Costello in Hollywood *Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein *Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff *Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man *Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy• Format: Black & White, DVD-Video, NTSC. Studio: PASSPORT VIDEO. DVD Release Date: May 16, 2000. Run Time: 100 minutes

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