This listing is for Abbott & Costello: Africa Screams VHS.
Actors: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Max Baer
Directors: Charles Barton
Writers: Earl Baldwin, Martin Ragaway, Leonard Stern
Producers: Donald Crisp
Format: Black & White, EP, Original recording reissued, NTSC
Number of tapes: 1
Studio: GoodTimes Home Video
VHS Release Date: 1985
Run Time: 79 minutes
The film starts with a comic scene in a bookstore. Two men offer $1,000 for a map in the book "Dark Safari". A woman offers $2,500 for the same map. Stanley Livington remembers that detail very well (too good to be true?). [The story and its subject are certainly dated.] Clyde Beatty plays himself. Shemp Howard plays another near-sighted character (like his role in a "Blondie" movie). There are plenty of gags to amuse the viewers. Buzz overhears Diana talking about the real purpose of the expedition - its not for a giant orangutan. Frank Buck plays himself. There are comic situations, most are still funny. There is a very comic scene with a lion skin and a real lion. Clyde Beatty does his lion taming act.
After this the boys find diamonds just laying on the ground. They follow the trail to where it leads. The natives have them over for dinner. A secret friend unties them. There is more intrigue and comic chases. More fun results from a failure to communicate. The natives are appalled by a giant gorilla, and flee. Buzz takes off down the river on a raft. What will happen to poor Stanley now? Back in Manhattan Stanley is living large in a big building with his name on it. Then we see his partner and the cause of his wealth. [Is there a moral here?]
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