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Africa Screams

Africa Screams

(Limited Edition, Special Edition)
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Price: £26.80

Product Notes

Africa Screams looks stunning in this new 4K restoration by 3-D Film Archive from original 35mm nitrate film elements!

During the 1940s, the comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were among Universal's top moneymakers, and, by the end of the decade, were allowed to make one independent film per year. Hot off the success of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Bud and Lou teamed up with independent producer Edward Nassour to release Africa Screams-a hilarious jungle romp where the boys hightail it to the dark continent and encounter wild beasts, dangerous natives, and... an affectionate gorilla!

Department store clerks Buzz Johnson and Stanley Livington (Bud and Lou) are hired by treasure hunter Diana Emerson (Hillary Brooke, The Abbott and Costello Show) for an African expedition when it is believed Stanley has memorized a map that will lead her to a rare orangutan. It's all a cover, of course, as Diana is really after a secret trove of diamonds and is counting on Stanley's memory to guide her to the treasure.

Charles Barton directs Africa Screams which features an array of supporting players: real-life big-game hunter Frank "Bring 'em back alive" Buck, real-life circus owner/animal trainer Clyde Beatty, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, as well as heavyweight boxing brothers Buddy and Max Baer.

BONUS FEATURES:

Commentary from Abbott and Costello historian Ron Palumbo

The Rubdown sketch

Abbott and Costello radio show with Bela Lugosi

Lou Costello 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 Super-Sight 3-D glasses

Selected outtakes/bloopers

Photo gallery with original posters, lobby cards, pressbook ballyhoo

Production Still Gallery

Clyde Beatty's Animal Thrills

Cinecolor trailer for El Paso

SuperCinecolor trailer for Jack and the Beanstalk

Description

Title: Africa Screams
Genre: Comedy Video
Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Max Baer, Buddy Baer, Hillary Brooke, Burton Wenland
Director: Charles Barton
Studio: Classicflix
Attributes: Limited Edition, Special Edition
Release Date: 27/10/2020
Media Format: Blu-ray
UPC: 851968007484
Run Time: 79 minutes
Year of Release: 1949
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