Abbott & Costello Africa Screams (Special Limited Edition)

A Zany, Hilarious Romp!
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DVD Features:

  • Released: October 27, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Classicflix
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio Commentary by Abbott and Costello historian Ron Palumbo
    • The Rubdown - 1953 live television sketch
    • Abbott and Costello radio show with Bela Lugosi broadcast master of May 5, 1948
    • Lou Costello filmed interview with Max Baer and Joe Louis on July 2, 1940
    • Restored Abbott and Costello 3-D comic book from October 1953
    • One pair of replica Spuer-Sight 3-D glasses
    • Selected outtakes/bloopers taken on set during production
    • Photo gallery with original posters, lobbycards, pressbook ballyhoo and trade magazine/newspaper advertisements from both the 1949 and 1953 theatrical releases
    • Photo gallery with production stills taken on the set during principal photography
    • Clyde Beatty's Animal Thrills
    • Cinecolor trailer for El Paso (1949)
    • SuperCinecolor trailer for Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 5


User Ratings: 816
Rating: 3/5 -- Classic comedy has some smoking, stereotyping. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jul 30, 2013
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Not among their best, but full of more than enough laughs.
Jul 27, 2002
Rating: 4/5 -- Not a great Abott and Costello, but a favorite nonetheless.
San Francisco Examiner
Feb 27, 2003
Rating: 2/5 -- A bungle in the jungle.
Film Threat
Jan 20, 2006
Rating: 1/5 -- And the continent probably would after viewing one of the weakest of the A&C comedies.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Jun 12, 2004

Product Description:

Buzz Johnson (Bud Abbott) and Stanley Livingston (Lou Costello) go on an African safari in search of treasure. Buzz is a bookseller who tricks Diana Emerson (Hillary Brooke) into believing that his fellow bookseller Stanley is an expert on Africa. They are thereby abducted by Diana's henchmen who expect the two self proclaimed hunters to lead her to an African tribe. On the way there they run up against giant apes, lion tamers, and a wild river. Eventually Buzz makes his way back to the States and Stanley lucks into some diamonds and purchases the store where they both used to work. By the end, Stanley hires Buzz to operate the elevator. Charles Barton directs some great gags and funny comedy routines in this lively film. This story contains the much-loved theme of Lou being terrorized by an evil pushy woman who eventually gets so fed up with his ineptitude that she wants him dead. Look for great comic turns by Martin Wilkins as the dreaded Cannibal Chief and Shemp Howard as Gunner.


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  • UPC: 851968007491
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