I watched Africa Screams as a kid and loved it. At the time I had no idea those two were a comedy duo in other films until I saw the “Who’s on First?” sketch.

You would think the twenty films in this collection would cover the films these two were in, but noticeably absent is Africa Screams. Like the post before this with the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis boxsets, I picked this set up in the recent New Year’s sales.

Here’s a closer look at the Abbott and Costello Boxset from Shock Entertainment.



The twenty titles included are:

One Night in the Tropics (1940)

Buck Privates (1941)

Hold That Ghost (1941)

Ride ‘Em Cowboy (1942)

Pardon My Sarong (1942)

Who Done It? (1942)

Hit the Ice (1943)

In Society (1944)

Little Giant (1946)

The Time of Their Lives (1946)

Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Mexican Hayride (1948)

Meet the Killer (1949)

In the Foreign Legion (1950)

Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Comin’ Round the Mountain (1951)

Go to Mars (1953)

Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)

Meet the Mummy (1955)


This is an Australian DVD set with a RRP of $120, however, I got it on sale for $44 and I was already keen on it before the sale. If the titles live up to or close to Africa Screams I am going to enjoy every film here. With all these DVDs I’ll be well versed in classic comedies.

This post is mainly to show the contents of these boxsets online so collectors can get a glimpse inside these sets because I can’t find them online. I’m sure I will have lots to say about these films in the future.

Previously Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Boxsets

Robert Ring

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