Echo Bridge Entertainment

Africa Screams / Jack and the Beanstalk

Africa Screams / Jack and the Beanstalk
Principal Cast
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Shemp Howard, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Max Baer, Joe Besser, Buddy Baer, Dorothy Ford, Barbara Brown, Shaye Cogan, David Stollery, Hillary Brooke, William Farnum
In Abbott & Costello: Africa Screams, the boys are a pair of booksellers who find themselves deep in the wilds of Africa when they purport themselves to be knowledgeable of the country. In search of diamonds and led by a beautiful woman named Diana, Abbott and Costello are spurred on by promises of sharing the elusive loot—if they can find it. Along the way they find themselves in sticky situations that involve lion tamers, gigantic gorillas, and an unruly river. Will the bumbling pair survive their encounters with the wildlife? Will they find the diamonds and get their share of riches?

A whimsical adaptation of the famous 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 babysitter, 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.

Not Rated / Available in Canada
Special Feature(s)
  • Digitally Remastered