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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Walter Futter|
Paul L. Hoefler
|Written by||Walter Futter|
|Narrated by||Lowell Thomas|
|Cinematography||Paul L. Hoefler|
|Edited by||Walter Futter|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Budget||less than $50,000|
Paul L. Hoefler heads a 1928 expedition to Africa capturing wildlife and tribes on film.
Although the film was shot over the fourteen months of the expedition in the Serengeti and in Uganda, a scene involving an attack by a lion on a native was apparently staged at the Selig Zoo in Los Angeles and involved a toothless lion. Wildlife footage from the film was later reused in the twelve "Bomba, the Jungle Boy" films.[self-published source]
Hoefler wrote a book entitled Africa Speaks about the expedition that was published in 1931.
References in popular culture
- Doherty, Thomas Patrick (1999). Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema 1930–1934. New York: Columbia University Press. pp. 239–41. ISBN 0-231-11094-4.
- Donald Crafton (22 November 1999). The Talkies: American Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1926-1931. University of California Press. p. 388. ISBN 978-0-520-22128-4.
- Driscoll, Jim (2008). Reflections of a "B"-Movie Junkie: A Tribute To, and Homage Of, the "B"-Movie Genre Films of the Saturday Matinees, of Primarily the '40's and '50's. Xlibris Corporation. pp. 293–94. ISBN 978-1-4363-5475-2.
- Pitts, Michael R. (2010). Columbia Pictures: Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928-1982. McFarland. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-7864-4447-2.
- "Alpha Video - Africa Speaks". Retrieved 2015-06-26.
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