Jack And The Beanstalk 1952 NR

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The timeless story of Jack and the Beanstalk as told by the comic genius of Abbott and Costello.

Starring:
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
Runtime:
1 hour, 19 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Music, Musical, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Jean Yarbrough
Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
Supporting actors Buddy Baer, Shaye Cogan, James Alexander, Dorothy Ford, Barbara Brown, David Stollery, William Farnum, Johnny Conrad, Arthur Shields, Mel Blanc, Claire Du Brey, Joe Kirk, Hank Mann, Jack Perry, Almira Sessions, Jack Shea
Studio Legend Films
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Annie Van Auken TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 8, 2014
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This video stream is from San Diego based LEGEND FILMS, an outfit that specializes in dubs of public domain movies and in colorizing b&w ones. Since 2008, the've also been contracted to distribute a number of older studio pictures, singly and as double features.

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (1952) is a fun family musical that has Lou Costello as a babysitter and in a dream sequence, Jack of the kid's fable. Bud Abbott's dual roles are Lou's lazy, manipulative partner and later he's money-grubbing Mr. Dinklepuss.

This was originally issued on part amber tone/part Supercinecolor film. Supercinecolor was always an iffy proposition, similar in quality to pre-1935 Technicolor's 2-strip process. Oh it's color all right, but strange hues abound.

A bit of history:
Late in their UNIVERSAL days, the boys decided to independently produce two color movies. The first was Bud's ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET CAPTAIN KIDD, the second being Lou's, this far more charming work. In it, he sings:

I fear nothing when I am in the right!
Who ever pushes me around will find me full of fight!
I fear nothing when I do nothing wrong
And so I toddle on my way and sing a merry song!

I'll be defiant and be obstreperous
If any giant should try and salt-and-pepper us!
And I'll rise up, up to my fullest height
'Cause I fear absolutely nothing when I'm in the right!

A man believes what he believes
And by these principles a man must stand
A time will come for rolled-up sleeves
And it might help to have a fist on hand!
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By Velma A. Frye on January 28, 2014
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These two have given me many laughs over the years. It's a good movie to share with grandchildren . All my children were raised with these two funny people.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DCD on September 17, 2010
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I didn't expect great acting or writing in a Lou & Bud movie, but I was so disappointed in the video quality that I stopped watching it. The transfer looks like an early kinescope, the color is out of synch by a lot, and the segues between scenes go to black in a way that can't have been so in the original release.
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