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Kid 'in' Africa (1933)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  6 October 1933 (USA)
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Madame Cradlebait
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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

6 October 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kid'in' Africa  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Shirley Temple later recalled of a chase scene in this film, "I was being chased by the little black boys who were playing the African natives. The director wanted all the children to fall at one time. I got through on the path and then they put a wire up and tripped all the little black boys at once and, of course, they all fell in a heap, and some of their legs were cut." See more »


When we first see Shirley and Little Tarzan on the elephant, Shirley is seated to our left. In the next cut, Shirley is seated to our right. See more »


[first lines]
Madame Cradlebait: Rest!
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Spoofs Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

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This is the sort of film racist pedophiles might enjoy....
14 December 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Back in the beginning of Shirley Temple's career, she was not especially talented (but what four year-old is?) and she starred in a series called "Baby Burlesk" by Educational Pictures. All of them featured casts made up exclusively of kids who were barely older than toddlers and the joke was that these tykes acted in roles traditionally played by adults. So, you often see Shirley act the part of a vamp--and the films are SUPER-uncomfortable to watch given today's sensibilities (and the fact that the films would really appeal to pedophiles). While "Kid 'in' Africa" does not have as many of the sexual overtones as most of the other films, it more than makes up for it by being extremely racist. The film is set in Africa and Shirley must contend with a mostly black cast who want to eat her!! I am sure this would raise quite a few eyebrows today and the notion that Africa is full of cannibals is ridiculous.

By the way, the film has a few scenes that might actually make you laugh--but then you feel pretty ashamed of yourself for doing so. Creepy and nasty.

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