Directed by Charles Barton, and written by Earl Baldwin (screenplay), "Africa Screams" (also known as "Africa strilla", "Abbott and Costello in Africa", "Verrücktes Afrika") is a Comedy/Adventure film, released on May 04 of 1949 in the USA , starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Max Baer and Buddy Baer.
Abbott & Costello on the Silliest Safari Ever!
Who is the director of "Africa Screams":
Africa Screams was directed by Charles Barton, an American director, producer, actor, and cinematographer.
Before directing Africa Screams, Charles Barton had directed Mexican Hayride, released in 1948, Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), The Noose Hangs High (1948), The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947), Buck Privates Come Home (1947), and The Time of Their Lives (1946). Since, he directed Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff, released in 1949, The Milkman (1950), Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952), Dance with Me Henry (1956), The Shaggy Dog (1959), and Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960).
When was "Africa Screams" released:
Africa Screams was initally released in the United States on Wednesday, May 04, 1949. Another film released on Wednesday, May 04, 1949 is The Barkleys of Broadway (dir. Charles Walters). This was seventy (70) years ago.
It has been released on Wednesday, October 26, 1949 in France; Friday, August 18, 1950 in Germany; Saturday, April 08, 1950 in Italy and on Thursday, January 29, 1953 in Japan.
Who is at the casting of "Africa Screams":
At the casting of Africa Screams we find Bud Abbott, previously seen in Mexican Hayride (1948) and Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948); Lou Costello (Mexican Hayride (1948), Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)); Clyde Beatty (Jungle Woman (1944), Captive Wild Woman (1943)) [ more... ]
- Bud Abbott, Lou Costello and Hillary Brooke also worked together in Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd, released in 1952.
- Shemp Howard and Bud Abbott, Lou Costello can be seen in Buck Privates, released in 1941.
- Bud Abbott, Lou Costello and Shemp Howard also appeared together in In the Navy, released in 1941.
- Shemp Howard and Bud Abbott, Lou Costello can all be seen in Hold That Ghost, released in 1941.
- Bud Abbott, Lou Costello and Buddy Baer can all be seen in Jack and the Beanstalk, released in 1952.
- Joe Besser and Bud Abbott, Lou Costello also appeared in Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops, released in 1955.
What is the Storyline of "Africa Screams":
Diana Emerson (Hillary Brooke) is in the book department of Klopper's Department store looking for a copy of the book Dark Safari, written by the famed explorer Cuddleford. Buzz Johnson (Bud Abbott) overhears Diana saying that she will pay $2,500 for a map that is inside that book. He devises a plan to pass off his friend Stanley Livington (Lou Costello) as a great explorer who accompanied Cuddleford on the expedition described in the book. With claims that he can reproduce the map, the two men [...]
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