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Africa Speaks! (1930)

Explorer Paul Hoefler leads a safari into central Africa and what was then called the Belgian Congo, in the regions inhabited by the Wassara and the famous Ubangi tribes.

Director:

Walter Futter

Writer:

Walter Futter
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Cast

Credited cast:
Harald Austin Harald Austin ... Himself
Paul L. Hoefler Paul L. Hoefler ... Himself (as Paul Hoefler)
Lowell Thomas ... Himself (narrator)
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Explorer Paul Hoefler leads a safari into central Africa and what was then called the Belgian Congo, in the regions inhabited by the Wassara and the famous Ubangi tribes.

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Plot Keywords:

africa | safari | pygmy | locust | lion | See All (37) »

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THE STRANGEST FILM EVER OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC. DON'T MISS THE CHANCE TO SEE THE SECRETS OF SAVAGERY UNFOLDED BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES! (Print ad- Buffalo Courier-Express,((Buffalo, NY)) 25 October 1930) See more »


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Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Afrika spricht! See more »

Filming Locations:

Democratic Republic Of Congo

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

In 1930 RCA Victor released 'African Serenade', described on the label as "based on native rhythms as heard in Columbia picture Africa Speaks". It was written by Harry DeCosta and Nathaniel Shilkret and recorded by The Victor Orchestra under Shilkret with vocal refrain by Frank Luther. The disc can be heard at The Internet Archive site. See more »

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Spoofed in Africa Squeaks (1931) See more »

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Awful grandeur
3 May 2003 | by pmceneaSee all my reviews

This film is striking for several reasons. The obvious footage of animals and insects was magnificent, and so was the scenes of the veldt, regardless of the animals. But, beyond that, the whole feeling of the daily hardship of life on the African continent 70 odd years ago was almost overwhelming. This film brought the living in fear of lions, locust, tsetse flies and other dangers into sharp relief for me. It was well worth watch if only to get the historical sense of life on the dark continent.


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