Music directorHarry Ruby GenreComedy LanguageEnglish
WriterNorman Krasna (story) Release dateApril 22, 1933 (1933-04-22) CastRobert Woolsey (Alexander), Bert Wheeler (Wilbur), Raquel Torres (Leader of Amazon Women), Esther Muir (Mrs. Johnson-Martini) Similar moviesRobert Woolsey and Bert Wheeler appear in So This Is Africa and Hips - Hips - Hooray!
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So This Is Africa is a 1933 American Pre-Code comedy film starring Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Raquel Torres, and Esther Muir. It was Wheeler and Woolsey's only film for Columbia Pictures.
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.
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.
To date, "So This Is Africa" has not been released into the home video market. It is currently owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. The film has been shown on Turner Classic Movies in the past.
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