JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Theatrical Release USA 1952)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì 

Jack and the Beanstalk—Abbott and Costello—places a nicely done twist on the original Jack and the Beanstalk story. This cute and simple film serves a little comedy with a straightforward storyline that makes a light, afternoon watch.

 Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Abbott and Costello live a version of the Jack and the Beanstalk story. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Jean Yarbrough for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Alex Gottlieb, Pat Costello, Bud Abbott, and Lou Costello for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Mr. Dinkle (Bud Abbott), Jack (Lou Costello), The Receptionist (Dorothy Ford), Police Sergeant Riley (Buddy Baer), Eloise Larkin (Shaye Cogan), Donald Larkin (David Stollery), Arthur (James Alexander), The King (William Farnum), Patrick the Harp (Arthur Shields), Johnny Conrad and Dancers, and Farm Animals (Mel Blanc). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. The movie shows its age. For an academic study of the Abbott and Costello team or for an audience who deeply appreciates the comedic routines of Abbot and Costello, the movie has value..

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