Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson take a flying trip across darkest Africa (sponsored by Fox Movietone News), and film everything in sight before returning to New York,where the Fox Movietone ...
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Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson take a flying trip across darkest Africa (sponsored by Fox Movietone News), and film everything in sight before returning to New York,where the Fox Movietone Newsreel department made something out of the footage they brought back. As usual, staged scenes of danger and peril, such as landing their plane on an unexplored lake filled with crocodiles, which didn't seem to bother whoever was on the unexplored shore shooting the landing. Lots of wild animal and African native-tribes footage included. Written by
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Interesting documentary view of early African continent
This film is also known as "Bride of the Beast," a misleading title at best. A wealthy American couple travelled across the "dark continent" in two airplanes during the 30's, gathering footage wherever they went. The result is a compilation of film clips that show what Africa was like in its more primitive state, complete with hokey running commentary by the husband and some obviously staged "animal adventures." There's no story, no drama, no plot--just a series of edited scenes of animals, landscape, and natives gathered from the plane and on the ground. If you liked the old TV program Wild Kingdom, you'll enjoy this in the same way.
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