U.S., 1952, 78 min, Dir. Jean Yarbrough, Courtesy of archive.org

Jack and the Beanstalk

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Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans. The duo's parent studio, Universal, wouldn't cough up the cash for a full color film so Abbott & Costello ponied up the funds themselves thanks to a clause in their contract that allowed them to make one independent film a year.

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