Colonel Heeza Liar in Africa (1913)

Colonel Heeza Liar goes to Africa hoping to outdo Teddy Roosevelt; there he encounters various jungle animals.


John Randolph Bray


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Another of those irresistible funny cartoons which have taken the country by storm. The action in these pictures is lifelike and not "jumpy." Col. Liar penetrates the desert and meets with surprising adventures. He hatches an ostrich egg, is saved from a hungry bear by a sleeping porcupine, is chased by an angry tiger, which he slays in a novel way, overcomes another bear by getting him drunk, is persecuted by a frolicsome monkey, and finally leaves the desert triumphant, having killed a regular menagerie, all at one shot. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 December 1913 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Glimpses of Pond Life (1913). See more »


Followed by Colonel Heeza Liar's Courtship (1916) See more »

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All sorts of amusing experiences
11 February 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This series of animated drawings by J.R. Bray shows the amusing experiences of an adventurer in Africa. A monkey throws stones at him. a young ostrich hatches inside his coat and he has all sorts of amusing experiences. An entertaining half reel. - The Moving Picture World, December 20, 1913

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