The Resource Africa screams : Jack and the beanstalk, (videorecording)

Africa screams : Jack and the beanstalk, (videorecording)

Label
Africa screams : Jack and the beanstalk
Title
Africa screams
Title remainder
Jack and the beanstalk
Title variation
  • Abbott and Costello
  • Abbott and Costello, 2 feature films
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Africa screams: When babysitting, Costello falls asleep and dreams he is Jack of the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. Dink, played by Abbott, and Jack declare their intentions to rescue the princess and bring back the hen that lays the golden eggs. Instead, they are captured by a "man-eating" giant and threatened with great punishment until Jack effects a swashbuckling escape and, after his friends have followed, Jack the giant killer chops down the beanstalk
  • Jack and the Beanstalk: "A ... 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."--Container
Member of
Cataloging source
PZI
Characteristic
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
Dewey number
813.54
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
161
Technique
live action
Label
Africa screams : Jack and the beanstalk, (videorecording)
Instantiates
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, trivai quiz, biography
  • Double-sided
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 161 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. ; b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm55021789
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital, mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Africa screams : Jack and the beanstalk, (videorecording)
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, trivai quiz, biography
  • Double-sided
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 161 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. ; b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm55021789
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital, mono
Video recording format
DVD

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