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Thru Thin and Thicket, or Who's Zoo in Africa (1933)

Famed white hunter Trader Cohen leads the Chuzzlebottom expedition into darkest Africa.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Borden ...
Scoop Skinner
James Finlayson ...
Dorothy Granger ...
Grayce Hampton ...
Mrs. Chyzzlebottom
Crauford Kent ...
Medicine Man
Zack Williams ...
Cannibal Chief
Curtis Benton ...
Radio Announcer
Max Davidson
Lou Gottschalk
Eddie Sturgis ...
(as Edward Sturgis)
Donald Reed
Tom Brower
Tony Merlo
Louis Payne ...
(as Lou Payne)
Rexford Burnett ...
(as Rex Burnett)


Famed white hunter Trader Cohen leads the Chuzzlebottom expedition into darkest Africa.

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Release Date:

1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Thru Thin and Thicket  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Riotously funny, madcap Tarzan parody
9 November 2003 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Sandrich is remembered now for several of the best Fred and Ginger movies (and for fathering one of TV's most successful comedy directors) but he first really made his name directing RKO talkie shorts like the Oscar-winning (and wildly ribald) So This is Harris, also with James Finlayson. I saw this entry in the series produced by the Masquers club at Cinesation and it's nearly as good as So This is Harris, a nutty, fast- paced sendup of explorer documentaries that soon turns into a Tarzan parody with the various males (including Finlayson) attempting to woo the female Tarzan in between drinking gags and double-entendres.

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