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Africa Speaks -- English (1933)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  6 February 1933 (USA)
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Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy's plane runs out of gas and lands in the African jungle. After a short comedy routine between the two, some natives come by and insist that they stay for ... See full summary »

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Edgar Bergen ...
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Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy's plane runs out of gas and lands in the African jungle. After a short comedy routine between the two, some natives come by and insist that they stay for dinner. The question then becomes what (or who) will the dinner be. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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13th episode in the 1932-1933 Pepper Pot one-reel comedy series. See more »

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Edgar Bergen's dummy, Charlie McCarthy, receives onscreen credit above the title. See more »

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Spoofs Africa Speaks! (1930) See more »

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About as good as you'll find for Bergen and McCarthy
20 September 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very pleasant short starring Edgar Bergen and his dummy, Charlie McCarthy. Compared to other films I've seen with Bergen, this is among the very best, as it's a very pleasant little film.

Charlie and Edgar are flying above the African jungle when their plane runs out of gas. When they land, things look pretty hopeless until natives appear. But, their joy is short-lived, as these guys seem to be cannibals--albeit, the most polite and pleasant cannibals in film history! The jokes aren't too bad, the situation rather funny and compared to most films of the 30s, the humor does not come off as racist--which it easily could have considering the times. Nothing particularly inspired here but a good representation of Bergen at the height of his long career.


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