Abbott & Costello: Jack & The Beanstalk
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Hit The Ice: Flash Fulton (Bud Abbott) and Weejie McCoy (Lou Costello) take pictures of a bank robbery. Lured to the mountain resort hideout of the robbers and accompanied by Dr. Bill Elliott (Patric Knowles) and Peggy Osborn (Elyse Knox) they also meet old friend Johnny Long (Himself) and his band and singer Marcia Manning (Ginny Simms). Dr. Elliott and Peggy are being held in a remote cabin by the robbers but Weejie rescues them by turning himself into a human snowball that becomes an avalanche that engulfs the crooks. Lost In Alaska: Set in San Francisco at the turn of the century the comic duo undertake rescue missions as firemen.
Given a job babysitting Donald Jac tries reading the children's favourite 'Jack And The Beanstalk' to the youngster. Unable to pronounce the big words Jack allows Donald to take over with the result of Jack falling asleep and dreaming of a magical kingdom... ...Jack is a local farmer boy asked to take his family's last few coins and buy a cow at the local market. There he is hoodwinked by the butcher Mr Dinkelpuss into swapping the cow for some magic beans. He takes the beans
The Naughty Nineties: Set aboard the River Queen showboat Bud and Lou perform their legendary ""Who's on First?"" routine. The Time Of Their Lives: Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their innocence.
Creature From The Haunted Sea: A mobster hits on a plan while smuggling a deposed general and a fortune in gold out of Cuba on his yacht. He and his crew will scare the general and kill his guards by faking the attacks of a sea monster and thus keep the gold for themselves. Unfortunately a sea monster actually is attacking them leading to all sorts of complications. The Devil Bat: Driven by the thrill of vengeance a crazy scientist devises a particularly diabolical m
Get ready for big laughs with Abbott and Costello undeniably the most popular comedy team of all time! Now the classic films of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are available on DVD in this hilarious collection. Set Comprises: Here Come The Co-Eds (1945): Bud and Lou head to campus and attempt to save Bixby College from closing down. In Society (1944): The boys find themselves in hot water after a plumbing job goes wrong at a high society bash. Buck Privates
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Here Come The Co-Ed's: Bud and Lou head to campus and attempt to save Bixby College from closing down. In Society: Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected things don't run to plan...
Four old retired Texas Rangers help clean up the small town of Boulder which is run by the crooked Mayor Nard Lundy and his stooges... Amos Polk the drunken judge along with the trigger-happy Sheriff Clyde Barnes and his corrupt deputies. The foursome realise their days of daring-dos are long gone and that they're too old to be drawing guns anymore so with hilarious results they outsmart the villains by using just their combined wits. A great movie that's fun for all the family.
Bud and Lou take on a babysitting job and find themselves involved in the Jack And The Beanstalk fairy tale.
Jack And The Beanstalk: The legendary comedic duo Abbott and Costello provide fairy tale fun for kids (of ALL ages!). The wacky pair pretty much stick to the outline of the original childrens fairytale but add their own signature comic flourishes and slapstick details. Utopia: Stan and Ollie inherit a yacht along with a small island. They set sail accompanied by a stateless refugee and a stowaway. A violent storm causes our heroes to crash on their island. Together
Africa Screams (Dir. Charles Barton 1949): Abbott and Costello go on an African safari armed with a secret map which will lead them to hidden diamonds... Jack And The Beanstalk (Dir. Jean Yarbrough 1952): Bud and Lou take on a babysitting job and find themselves involved in the Jack And The Beanstalk fairy tale! One of the very few colour films that Abbott and Costello made beginning in black and white but then turning into a full on colourful fairy tale. One of the
Abbott & Costello were one of the greatest comedy teamsin the history of show business. They mastered the straightman/clown relationship creating a magical chemistrythat would take them from the burlesque stage to radio to broadway to film ... and finally to television.After falling asleep whilst babysitting Costello dreams himself into the magical fairy tale 'Jack And The Beanstalk'.Begins in sepiatone then changes to colour.
Titles Comprise: 1. Funniest Routines - Vol. 1 2. Funniest Routines - Vol. 2 3. Africa Screams 4. Jack And The Beanstalk
Three former Texas Rangers reunite to combat a crooked town boss with their advancing years meaning they must rely on their wits to get the better of their adversary.
In the Forties the studios of Hollywood's Poverty Row used Bela Lugosi to lure audience into theatres. The dark promise of Lugosi's name never ceased to pack them in.Lugosi made nine pictures for Sam Katzman and Monogram. The Corpse Vanishes (1942) might be the best. Bela's a scientist (aided by a sinister dwarf) who used the bodily fluids of virgin brides in his attempts to keep his ancient wife alive. This is just one of many many films Wallace Fox directed for Monogra
Abbott & Costello Classic Comedies three-disc collector's set consists of oddments from the latter days of their career that have fallen into public domain; which means you don't get their best routines or classiest productions, and indeed find the double act doing fairly tired schtick as Costello is chubbily chicken-hearted and Abbott grumpily money-grubbing. Africa Screams is a 1949 safari parody, with Costello running away yelping from sundry alligators, gorillas (including a Kong-sized giant), cannibals ("Chief have sweet tooth for little fat man") and lions amid backlot jungles as Abbott competes with stock villains for a fortune in diamonds. Jack and the Beanstalk, from 1952, finds the duo attempting to sell themselves as children's entertainers in a Wizard of Oz-influenced fairytale book-ended by sepia modern-day segments. The magical story unfolds in wonderfully gruesome cheap colour with some of the worst musical numbers ever committed to film ("he's perpendicular-la-la") as Jack the Clod (Costello) and Mr Dinkelpuss the Butcher (Abbott) climb the beanstalk and plod around the Giant's lair until the story runs out. Possibly the most interesting item is the third disc, which offers an episode of the Colgate Comedy Hour (aka The Abbott and Costello Show) from the 1950s. It shows the pair doing live routines closer to their original vaudeville act than their film roles (including an amazingly cruel bit in which Abbott slaps Costello every time he says the word "tin"). A loose plot about Latin American intrigue, with Lou hired to stand in for an assassination target "El Presidente", makes room for speciality guest stars ranging from child xylophonist Baby Mistin to four starlets (including Jane Russell and Rhonda Fleming) harmonising on a "Happy Easter" medley. Best of all, and now funnier than the comedy, are original hard-sell ads for household products like "Ajax, the foaming action cleanser" and "Halo, the shampoo that glorifies your hair". --Kim Newman
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