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Africa Screams (1949)

 -  Comedy | Adventure  -  27 May 1949 (USA)
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Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals...

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When bookseller Buzz cons Diana into thinking fellow bookseller Stanley knows a great deal about Africa they are abducted and ordered to lead Diana and her henchmen to an African tribe. After encounters with lion tamers, giant apes and a wild river, Buzz returns to America. Stanley finds diamonds and buys the store they once worked for, hiring Buzz as its elevator operator. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Adventure Has Never Been Dizzier as Abbott & Costello Invade the Dark Continent! See more »

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27 May 1949 (USA)  »

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Don't Bring 'Em Back Alive  »

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World renowned animal trainer Clyde Beatty provided his own animals for the film. See more »

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Stanley's real eyebrows are visible and obviously covered with makeup during the high eyebrow raise scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Stanley Livington: Stay right where you are. Don't move, stay there now. Steady. Now sit up. Sit up. Sit up you. Up you fool. Up. Sit up I said. Sit up. Up.
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Comedy Fails.
27 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Abbott & Costello play Buzz Johnson & Stanley Livington, two booksellers who fool customer Diana Emerson(played by Hillary Brooke) that Stanley is a great explorer who knows all about Africa. This gets them abducted by Diana and her henchmen, who force them to lead the safari into Africa, where they use it as a front to find diamonds. Along the way, they encounter crocodiles, angry tribesmen, and a giant ape...(not King Kong however) Unfunny and poorly made film was another independent production that fell into the public domain. It is on DVD in its original black & white and also in color; either way, this is among their dumbest films.


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