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Africa screams : Jack and the beanstalk, (DVD ;)

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Africa screams : Jack and the beanstalk
Title
Africa screams
Title remainder
Jack and the beanstalk
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Africa screams: Abbott and Costello play two bumblers who are hired by crooks to draw a treasure map found in the back of a book about Africa. When they find out that the treasure is diamonds they decide it's time to find the treasure for themselves, with hilarious results
  • Jack and the Beanstalk: An adaptation of the fairy tale steeped in comedy, Abbott and Costello style. Reminiscent of the cinematography of films like The Wizard of Oz, the movie begins in black and white, later morphing into full cinematic color. The story begins as Jack (Lou Costello), a professional baby-sitter, and his "agent" Dink (Bud Abbott), go to the home of Eloise Larkin (Shaye Cogan) to watch Eloise's troublemaking nephew Donald (David Stollery). As he reads the book Jack and the Beanstalk to Donald, Jack falls asleep and begins to dream that he and his cohorts are part of this fantastical world where he encounters magical creatures as well as a troubled prince and princess. It is a version of the classic fairy tale but with a humorous and unique Abbott and Costello style twist
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videorecording
Credits note
Africa screams: produced by Edward Nassour; directed by Charles Barton ; original story and screenplay by Earl Baldwin ; music by Walter Schumann. Jack and the beanstalk: directed by Jean Yarbrough ; produced by Alex Gottlieb ; screenplay by Nat Curtis from a story by Pat Costello
PerformerNote
  • Africa screams: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Max Baer, Buddy Baer, Hillary Brooke, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser
  • Jack and the beanstalk: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Baer, Shaye Cogan, James Alexander, Dorothy Ford, Barbara Brown, David Stollery, William Farnum, Johnny Conrad and Dancers
Runtime
196
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Africa screams : Jack and the beanstalk, (DVD ;)
Label
Africa screams : Jack and the beanstalk, (DVD ;)
Publication
Note
  • Africa screams: Originally released as a motion picture in 1949
  • Jack and the beanstalk: Originally released as a motion picture in 1952
  • Special features: Interactive menu, scene selector, Dolby digital
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Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
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Extent
1 videodisc (196 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
637581201429
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD (double-sided) ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
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