So This Is Africa (1933)

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Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey play a couple of broke, hungry vaudevillians who are holed up in a hotel room with a few (tame) lions. They are hired by a movie producer who wishes to send ... See full summary »



  • Raquel Torres and Patricia Douglas in So This Is Africa (1933)
  • So This Is Africa (1933)
  • Raquel Torres in So This Is Africa (1933)
  • Raquel Torres in So This Is Africa (1933)
  • So This Is Africa (1933)
  • Raquel Torres, Bert Wheeler, and Robert Woolsey in So This Is Africa (1933)

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10 June 2001 | cellorey
| Wheeler and Woolsey's most notorious film
This is another classic in Wheeler and Woolsey's long line of slapstick films. However, it is one of the more difficult ones to obtain a copy of. I managed to get the non-TV print (which is 54 minutes) and mine runs 65 minutes. The story, or better, the excuse for their burlesque humor is pretty weak this time. Wheeler and Woolsey play out of work vaudeville performers who are at the end of the line. Their only income stems from their exploitation of several large lions (don't ask). For some reason, they are invited to film an epic African movie on location, and this is officially where the story ends and the sexual double entendres enter. Dorothy Lee is missed, but Raquel Torres (from DUCK SOUP) is pretty good playing a female type of Tarzan. My favorite scenes are where Wheeler and Woolsey encounter a bear in Africa, and the very strange all-female tribe of "Africans." For Wheeler and Woolsey fans, this ranks very high on the must-see list. Also, I think this is their only film not produced by RKO, instead being done at Columbia Pictures.

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22 April 1933



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