When babysitting, Costello falls asleep and dreams he is Jack of the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. Dink, played by Abbott, and Jack declare their intentions to rescue the princess and bring back the hen that lays the golden eggs. Instead, they are captured by a "man-eating" giant and threatened with great punishment until Jack effects a swashbuckling escape and, after his friends have followed, Jack the giant killer chops down the beanstalk....
Department store clerks Buzz Johnson and Stanley Livington are hired by treasure hunter Diana Emerson for an African expedition when it is believed Stanley has memorized a map that will lead her to a rare orangutan. It's all a cover, of course, as Diana is really after a secret trove of diamonds and is counting on Stanley's memory to guide her to the treasure.
"Enjoy the timeless story [as] told by the comic genius of Abbott & Costello. The film begins in black-and-white, coming to beautiful, colorful life as we enter the fairytale world of Jack, who trades the family cow for a handful of magic beans. Follow Jack up the beanstalk and into a magical land running rampant with amusing gags and delightful music numbers"-Container.
Dr. Frederick Cleveland and his daughter Janet are joined by scientific researcher Wayne Brooks in the pursuit of ancient artifacts from Vargas, a giant 500-year-old Spanish conquistador. When a lightning storm frees the Spanish conqueror from suspended animation and he goes on a killing spree in a small town.
Africa screams: Abbott and Costello hit the jungle trail in a silly safari. Jack and the beanstalk: Abbott and Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for some magic beans.