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Africa Screams (1949)

Approved  |   |  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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A Zany, Hilarious Romp! See more »

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27 May 1949 (USA)  »

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Don't Bring 'Em Back Alive  »

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The main character's name "Stanley Livington" seems to be a play on "Stanley & Livingstone" - that is, Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone, two British explorers who had a momentous crossing of paths in 1871 in what is now Tanzania, and gave rise to the popular saying "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Note that the latter name is changed slightly; it is unknown whether this results from a typist's error or a deliberate obfuscation. 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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Abbott and Costello's BEST!
13 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've always been a fan of Abbott and Costello. The first time I saw this movie it became my instant favorite. Why? Lots of reasons ... The plot is fun, its put together well, it flows, it has the type of humor you'd expect from this duo, the sets work, the sound is good, the continuity is OK, but most importantly ... The REAL reason its my favorite Abbott and Costello flick ... TA DA! The CAST! Aside from Bud and Lou: Clyde Beatty! Geeze, a childhood hero of mine! Frank Buck! OMG, another one! Brothers Max and Buddy Baer, two of my favorites in whatever they did. Wait a minute, is that? YES! Shemp Howard! Wait yet again! Joe Besser? Yes again! Two of the six Three Stooges! And behind the camera, over there and off to the side, never seen but heard by extension, its Norman Abbott. Bud's Nephew and the dialog director for this flick. Norman Abbott is worth a little study of his own, having had one heck of a career! ALL of this, and its funny too!


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