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Africa Screams [1949]

Director:Charles Barton
Writer:Earl Baldwin
Composer:Walter Schumann
Length:79 minutes
(1 hour 19 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:6.2/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Buzz and Stanley get roped into an Affrican adventure when some shady characters are lead to believe that Buzz knows how to lead them to a fortune in diamonds.

Reaction: Not Abbott and Costello's best movie, but still a fun watch and there are several fun moments.

Personal Rating: 6/10

"Oh, my tent's on fire!"

Charles Barton => Director
Earl Baldwin => Writer
Walter Schumann => Composer
Arthur Hecht => Elevator Starter (uncredited)
Bill Walker => Interpreter (uncredited)
Bud Abbott => Buzz Johnson
Buddy Baer => Boots Wilson
Burt Wenland => Bobo (as Burton Wenland)
Charles Gemora => The Ape (uncredited)
Clyde Beatty => Himself
Frank Buck => Himself
Hillary Brooke => Diana Emerson
Joe Besser => Harry
Lou Costello => Stanley Livington
Martin Wilkins => Cannibal chief (uncredited)
Max Baer => Grappler McCoy
Shemp Howard => Gunner

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Features the only on-screen pairing of Joe Besser and Shemp Howard, who were respectively considered the 4th and 5th members of the Three Stooges.
  • The scene where Joe Besser runs back and forth getting glass after glass of water to put out his tent fire is based on a real-life experience where Lou Costello had set some clothes on fire in his bedroom and ran back and forth with glasses of water until his father finaly asked him why and he had to admit to what had happened.