May 1949: Africa Screams

Hey! Abbot and Costello. I haven’t seen too many of thse…

This is uncomplicated fun: A mix of physical humour, weak bon mots and general silliness. I’m smiling a lot while watching this, but I’m not actually laughing. But I can totally see an eleven-year-old me finding this to be the height of hilarity.

The bit with the cannibals has, perhaps, not aged as well.

Africa Screams. Charles Barton. 1949.

Popular movies in May 1949 according to IMDB:

Poster Votes Rating Movie
2418 7.4 The Window
459 7.2 Home of the Brave
2119 7.1 The Barkleys of Broadway
380 6.8 Streets of Laredo
271 6.7 Roughshod
640 6.7 Alice in Wonderland
388 6.7 The Lady Gambles
240 6.7 Manhandled
2908 6.5 Africa Screams
229 6.5 Johnny Allegro

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

Leave a Reply