Africa Screams!
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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello temporarily leave their usual Universal stamping grounds to star in the Huntington Hartford production Africa Screams. Costello plays the colorfully inept Stanley Livingstone, a meek book salesman who poses as a big-game hunter at the behest of his shifty pal Buzz Johnson (Abbott). It's all part of a scheme to extract some money from adventuress Diana Emerson (Hillary Brooke), who intends to search for a lost diamond mine in the heart of Africa. It seems that Stanley has committed to memory a long out-of-print book which contained a map to the mine. Despite his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Classic comedy has some smoking, stereotyping."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"Not a great Abott and Costello, but a favorite nonetheless."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"A bungle in the jungle."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Not among their best, but full of more than enough laughs."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"And the continent probably would after viewing one of the weakest of the A&C comedies."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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