So This Is Africa
So This Is Africa is a 1933 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Edward F. Cline and starring Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Raquel Torres, and Esther Muir. It was Wheeler and Woolsey's only film for Columbia Pictures.
|So This Is Africa|
|Directed by||Edward F. Cline|
|Produced by||Harry Cohn (executive producer)|
|Written by||Lew Lipton|
|Music by||Bert Kalmer|
|Edited by||Maurice Wright|
|Distributed by||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. Norman Krasna requested his name be taken off the credits accordingly.