Jack and the Beanstalk is a 1952 comedic family fantasy directed by Jean Yarbrough. The film is an Abbott & Costello comedic revision of the classic fairytale of the same name. In the movie, Jack (Lou Costello) and his friend Mr. Dinkle (Bud Abbott) go to the Cosman Employment Agency to seek work. At the agency, they meet Polly (Dorothy Ford), who offers them a job babysitting for Eloise Larkin (Shaye Cogan). Eloise is going out-of-town for the night and she needs a babysitter for her little brother, Donald Larkin (David Stollery). Donald is a prodigy and a wild child, but Jack is desperate for the money, so he agrees. Mr. Dinkle begins to flirt with Polly, but is interrupted by her boyfriend (Buddy Baer). While babysitting Donald, Jack attempts to read him his favorite fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, but struggles reading the bigger words. Donald takes over reading for Jack and the adventure begins.