Africa Screams

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Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, Clyde Beatty, Max and Buddy Baer. Screenplay by Earl Baldwin. Produced by Edward Nassour. Directed by Charles Barton. 

Bud and Lou pretend to be big game hunters and are cajoled into joining beautiful socialite, Hillary Brooke, on a safari in search of the elusive orangutan gargantua. What the boys don't know is that Brooke and her henchmen are really after a fortune in uncut diamonds possessed by a tribe of Ubangi cannibals! One of the last films of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. Co-starring Hillary Brooke (INVADERS FROM MARS) and Three Stooges alumni Shemp Howard and Joe Besser. Also featureing famed boxers Max and Buddy Baer and real-life lion tamer, Clyde Beatty.     

A Huntington Hartford Production - Released by United Artists  
Originally released in 1949 - 78 min. - b&w- mono