Abbott & Costello Africa Screams
All-star comedy spectacular as Bud and Lou venture into darkest Africa amid hungry cannibals, growling lions and giant apes.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 27, 2001
- Originally Released: 1949
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Lou Costello & Bud Abbott|
|Performer:||Hillary Brooke, Max Baer, Jr., Shemp Howard, Buddy Baer, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Joe Besser & Donald Crisp|
|Directed by||Charles Barton|
|Edited by||Frank Gross|
|Screenwriting by||Earl Baldwin|
|Composition by||Walter Schumann|
|Art Direction by||Lewis Creber|
|Director of Photography:||Charles Van Enger|
Rating: 1/5 -- And the continent probably would after viewing one of the weakest of the A&C comedies.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Rating: 3/5 -- Classic comedy has some smoking, stereotyping. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Not among their best, but full of more than enough laughs.
Rating: 2/5 -- A bungle in the jungle.
Rating: 4/5 -- Not a great Abott and Costello, but a favorite nonetheless.
San Francisco Examiner
Description by OLDIES.com:
This is one of Abbott & Costello's funniest films. The bumbling duo are hired as guides by gangsters in search of a secret treasure. They embark on a journey that leads them on a wild safari of outlandish fun. Bud & Lou keep you laughing as they encounter growling lions, Kong-sized apes and hungry cannibals.
Buzz Johnson (Bud Abbott) and Stanley Livingston (Lou Costello) go on an African safari in search of treasure. Buzz is a bookseller who tricks Diana Emerson (Hillary Brooke) into believing that his fellow bookseller Stanley is an expert on Africa. They are thereby abducted by Diana's henchmen who expect the two self proclaimed hunters to lead her to an African tribe. On the way there they run up against giant apes, lion tamers, and a wild river. Eventually Buzz makes his way back to the States and Stanley lucks into some diamonds and purchases the store where they both used to work. By the end, Stanley hires Buzz to operate the elevator. Charles Barton directs some great gags and funny comedy routines in this lively film. This story contains the much-loved theme of Lou being terrorized by an evil pushy woman who eventually gets so fed up with his ineptitude that she wants him dead. Look for great comic turns by Martin Wilkins as the dreaded Cannibal Chief and Shemp Howard as Gunner.
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