Jack the Giant Killer

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Jack the Giant Killer ★★★ 1962 (G)

A young farmer joins a medieval princess on a journey to a distant convent. Along the way, they combat an evil wizard, dragons, sea monsters, and other mystical creatures, and are assisted by leprechauns, a dog, and a chimp. Generally considered a blatant ripoff of “The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad,” the film nonetheless delivers plenty of fun and excitement. Jim Danforth of “Gumby” fame provided the stopmotion animation. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Kerwin Mathews, Judi Meredith, Torin Thatcher, Walter Burke, Roger Mobley, Barry Kelley, Don Beddoe, Anna Lee, Robert Gist; D: Nathan “Jerry” Juran; W: Nathan “Jerry” Juran, Orville H. Hampton; C: David S. Horsley; M: Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter.