Africa Screams 07/04/20


Abbott & Costello perform at full strength in this very good, very silly jungle safari comedy. It’s definitely for kids and nostalgic fans — with equal parts slapstick, cornball repetitive vaudeville gags, and Lou Costello’s weirdly endearing infantile schtick. An impressively beautiful restoration has pulled it back from the pit of Public Domain ugliness. Plus ClassicFlix & the 3-D Archive appoint this 2-D movie with a tall stack of creative, relevant extras. With Hillary Brooke, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Max and Buddy Baer, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, and Charles Gemora. On Blu-ray from ClassicFlix.