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Jack and the Beanstalk (1967)

A retelling of the popular fairy tale that mixes live action and animation.

Director:

Gene Kelly
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gene Kelly ... Jeremy Keen, Proprietor (Peddler)
Bobby Riha ... Jack
Ted Cassidy ... The Giant (voice)
Marian McKnight Marian McKnight ... Jack's Mother
Marni Nixon ... Princess Serena (singing voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Allen Chris Allen ... Mouse (voice)
Dick Beals Dick Beals ... Jack (singing voice)
Leo DeLyon ... Woggle-Bird (voice)
Cliff Norton ... Woggle-Bird (voice)
Janet Waldo ... Princess Serena (voice)
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Storyline

The adventure begins when Jack trades his cow for some magic beans from peddler Jeremy Keen. The beans sprout a beanstalk high into the clouds, and Jack and Jeremy climb it to discover a giant, a goose that lays golden eggs, and Princess Serena who is trapped in a harp by a magic spell and can only be released by a kiss. Written by Azure_Girl

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Basn o lodydze fasoli See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

8-year-old Bobby Riha played Jack, but 39-year-old Dick Beals dubbed his singing voice. See more »

Goofs

As the giant picks Jeremy up, the harness holding Jeremy up is visible above him. This happens again when Jeremy is trying to open the door in order to free the goose, especially after Jeremy has let go of the door handle and is falling to the floor (at 0:45:17 on the DVD). This was done with a blue screen and harnesses. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy Keen, Proprietor: We must rescue her.
Jack: But how? He took the key with him.
Jeremy Keen, Proprietor: Well, it's an old saying: love laughs at locksmiths.
Jack: I don't get the joke.
Jeremy Keen, Proprietor: You will when you grow up.
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Connections

Version of Faerie Tale Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Been Nice
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Gene Kelly and Bobby Riha (dubbed by Dick Beals)
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Made Good Use of Animation to Go with the Song and Dance
3 February 2019 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

While on his way to sell the family cow a young boy by the name of "Jack" (Bobby Riha) meets a traveling salesman named "Jeremy Keen" (Gene Kelly) who convinces him to accept some magic beans in exchange. Needless to say when he gets home "Jack's Mother" (Marian McKnight) is devastated to learn of this as she desperately counted on getting something so that she could make ends meet. Naturally, Jack is also ashamed of being duped and in a fit of anger throws the beans out of the window. What he doesn't realize is that Jeremy was telling the truth and the beans were really magic with the end result being a huge beanstalk growing up into the clouds during the night. And there to meet him at the base of the beanstalk is Jeremy to escort him into a grand adventure. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that, although this film was rather short (approximately 60 minutes), it made good use of animation to go with the song and dance to provide some decent family entertainment. Admittedly, the special effects are rather quaint by today's standards but all in all I enjoyed this movie for the most part and have rated it accordingly. Slightly above average.


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