So This Is Africa
|So This Is Africa|
|Directed by||Edward F. Cline|
|Produced by||Harry Cohn (executive producer)|
|Written by||Norman Krasna|
|Music by||Bert Kalmer
|Edited by||Maurice Wright|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||64 mins.|
Film studio "Ultimate Pictures" plans on producing an animal picture in Africa. The studio gets the help of animal specialist Mrs. Johnson Martini. There's just one problem: she's afraid of animals. Martini and the studio soon learn of Wilbur and Alexander, a couple of down on their luck vaudevillians with a trained lion act. The duo agree to join Martini on an expedition to Africa. While there, the trio finds themselves captured by a tribe of violent Amazons.
Norman Krasna says he wrote the script in three weeks.
The Motion Picture Division of the Education Board of New York State felt that several lines of dialogue and other sequences in this film were inappropriate. As a result, Columbia Pictures was forced to delete sections of "So This Is Africa" prior to its release.
- Bert Wheeler as Wilbur
- Robert Woolsey as Alexander
- Raquel Torres as 'Miss More'
- Esther Muir as Mrs. Johnson Martini
- Berton Churchill as President of Ultimate Pictures
- Henry Armetta as Street Cleaner
- Spencer Charters as Doctor
- Eddie Clayton as Elevator Operator
- Clarence Moorehouse as 'Josephine', the gorilla
- Spec O'Donnell as Johnny, Office Boy
- Jerome Storm as Production Manager
- *McGilligan, Patrick, "Norman Krasna: The Woolworth's Touch", Backstory: Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age, University of California Press,1986 p219
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