Jack the Giant Killer

Jack the Giant Killer

Kerwin Mathews
Director: Nathan Juran Cast: Kerwin Mathews
Kerwin Mathews
, Judi Meredith
Judi Meredith
, Torin Thatcher
Torin Thatcher
Nathan Juran


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Nathan Juran, director of The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, tries to make the magic happen again on a much more attenuated budget in Jack the Giant Killer. Torin Thatcher, another Sinbad alumnus, plays a wicked wizard who kidnaps toothsome-princess Judi Meredith. Kerwin Mathews, still another veteran of Sinbad, plays Jack, who rescues Meredith and promises to escort her to safety. Stop-motion animator Jim Danforth creates several fire-breathing perils along the same lines as Ray Harryhausen's special effects in Sinbad; happily, Danforth emulates the Harryhausen style without stooping to imitation. Prominent among the supporting actors is Don Beddoe as an impish genie. In the recently reissued prints of Jack the Giant Killer, most of the original voices have been dubbed over, and incongruous musical numbers added.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2016
UPC: 0827421033086
Original Release: 1962
Rating: G
Source: Adventures Of Captai
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 38,823

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kerwin Mathews Jack
Judi Meredith Princess Elaine
Torin Thatcher Pendragon
Don Beddoe Imp in Bottle
Walter Burke Garna
Robert Gist Capt. McFadden
Barry Kelley Sigurd
Anna Lee Lady Constance
Dayton Lummis King Mark
Ken Mayer Boatswain
Roger Mobley Peter
Tudor Owen Chancellor
Helen Wallace Jack's Mother

Technical Credits
Nathan Juran Director,Screenwriter
Howard A. Anderson Special Effects
David Berman Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward Boyle Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Fernando Carrere Art Director
Jim Danforth Special Effects
Charles Gemora Makeup
John Gregory Choreography
Orville H. Hampton Screenwriter
David S. Horsley Cinematographer
Frank McCoy Art Director
David Pal Special Effects
Paul Sawtell Score Composer
Bert Shefter Score Composer
Edward Small Producer
Grant Whytock Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jack the Giant Killer
1. Chapter 1 [2:40]
2. Power Grab [10:10]
3. Mighty Jack [8:41]
4. Revenge [10:39]
5. Witches [8:35]
6. Brainwashing [7:12]
7. Viking Help [6:56]
8. The Siege [9:57]
9. Victory? [7:41]
10. Bewitched [9:47]
11. Dragon [7:53]

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