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Africa Screams
Africa Screams
Actors: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Max Baer
Director: Charles Barton
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
NR     2001     1hr 19min

AFRICA SCREAMS Abbott & Costello on the Silliest Safari Ever! America?s favorite dim-witted duo hits the jungle trail in this journey into hilarity from director Charles Barton, whose nine films with Bud and Lou include th...  more »

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Actors: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Max Baer
Director: Charles Barton
Creators: David S. Garber, Donald Crisp, Edward Nassour, Huntington Hartford, Earl Baldwin, Leonard Stern, Martin Ragaway
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Classic Comedies
Studio: United Artists
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 05/15/2001
Original Release Date: 05/27/1949
Theatrical Release Date: 05/27/1949
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 19min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Michael C. (trackspike) from WESTLAND, MI
Reviewed on 10/1/2008...

Movie Reviews

Paul J. Mular | 09/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A classic A & C film. The boys play two employees of a NY department store. Lou's claim that he can draw a map from a famous big game hunter's book, gets them involved with an unscrupoulous gang of fortune hunters who are organizing a safari to Africa, to hunt for diamonds. Two of the film's BEST highlights are the team's encounters with then famous big game hunters Clyde Beatty and Frank Buck. The film also teams them with Hillary Brook (who co-starred with them in the film "ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET CAPTAIN KIDD", and later co-starred with them in the first season of their TV series "THE ABBOTT & COSTELLO SHOW"), and Joe Besser and Shemp Howard ( of "THE THREE STOOGES". Howard co-starred with the team in their films "BUCK PRIVATES", "IN THE NAVY", and "IT AIN'T HAY". Besser co-starred with them in their TV series "THE ABBOTT & COSTELLO SHOW" playing the part of 'STINKY')."
The Image Entertainment/Hal Roach DVD is the BEST version of
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 09/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Many cheapie companies offer this title at a lower price. Pass up those horrible copies and buy this excellent IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT / HAL ROACH STUDIOS DVD mastered from the original 35mm NITRATE NEGATIVE!

This is the same excellent master film used by Image for their Laserdisc release. The only thing missing here is the Bloopers & Out-takes that were on the Laserdisc.

This movie is the best of the five independent films that Abbott & Costello made in my opinion. And it stands up better than most of their 1950's Universal films. Where else will you see Bud & Lou teamed up with some of the THREE STOOGES? Shemp Howerd and Joe Besser join Abbott & Costello's safari to add to the laughs!
Besser would later join Bud & Lou for their 1950's TV show as "Stinky" before becoming a Stooge!"
David W. Wagner | 05/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"AFRICA SCREAMS has been in the public domain for years. This dusted-off version looks and sounds the best of a-n-y version I've seen. This is the first version I've seen with the Nassour Studios logo opening the film and it has closed-captioning, as well. I skip the colorized version, as I oppose that sort of thing. However, Legend Films has made this one worth the wait. The scene where the tribal chief is scared white by the giant gorilla is here intact, as well, whereas I've often seen it where his face has been blurred over with darkness. I've found this to be a fine film of the team's, as opposed to, say, MEXICAN HAYRIDE or LITTLE GIANT. If you're still hunting a fine print of AFRICA SCREAMS for your A & C collection ... well, here it is."