Abbott and Costello: Africa Screams (In Color)

DVD Release: March 1, 2006
Abbott and Costello: Africa Screams (In Color)


Abbott and Costello try to pass themselves off as two of the world’s leading African safari hunters, when in reality they’d be lucky to find Africa on a globe. Their tales of bravado are overheard by diamond thieves who take them as their guides on a secret expedition into the heart of Africa. Their only hope is that Africa is no match for their comedic timing. Expertly restored and in color for the first time, this wonderful family romp of a movie goes through jungles filled with lions, monkeys and even a giant ape!

Dove Review

Back in the 1940’s, the comedy team of Abbott and Costello kept audiences roaring. Bud Abbott always played the straight man and Lou Costello playing the corny sidekick. The men always found a way to get themselves into a bind that added to the comic situation.

In this movie they find themselves in Africa on a hunt for animals and diamonds. They are chased by men, lions and even a gorilla. The two are out of their element as Stanley (Costello) plays the part of a big safari hunter, which of course is not a true. Instead, he is afraid of any animal including kittens, while Buzz (Abbott) is always trying to make a deal to get rich. You will laugh as the duo act out the slapstick shenanigans that happen around every tree in the jungle.

This is an uplifting, laugh-out-loud movie that will cheer up anyone and, most of all, it is clean and wholesome entertainment that the family will enjoy. We happily give the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages to this movie.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Son of a biscuit.
Violence: Slapstick violence like falling in a trap, finger in a faucet, being chased by natives, misfiring a gun; training lions and swimming with crocodiles.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Shirtless men.
Other: Leading someone on to get their help.


Company: Legend Films
Writer: Various
Director: Charles Barton
Producer: Legend Films
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 60 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe