Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)

Directed by Jean Yarbrough

Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Baer, Shaye Cogan


As a musical, it’s goofy. As a romance, it’s cheesy. As an action-adventure, it’s silly. And as a comedy, it’s just not funny. Witless, dumb gags, horrible timing. They certainly went downhill after “Who’s on First”. Costello seems like a cross between Nathan Lane and John Belushi. Abbott looked like Errol Flynn. James Alexander was very stale and very gay.

A political statement against tall people? The color was neat.

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