The Cohens and Kellys in Africa (1930)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Cohens and Kellys in Africa is the fourth in the seemingly endless movie series based on characters created in the 1925 stage play Two Blocks Away. Back again are George Sidney and Charlie Murray as Cohen and Kelly, those two eternally bickering business partners and reluctant in-laws. This time, the Hebraic-Hibernian duo are in the piano-manufacturing business. When a shortage in ivory threatens to close down their operation, our heroes pack up their families and head to Africa in hopes of locating the legendary Elephant's Graveyard. To the surprise of no one, Cohen and Kelly find themselves mixed up with a sheik's harem and a cannibal tribe, with time left over for a miniature-golf game (reprising gags previously seen in The Cohens and Kellys in Scotland). The level of humor can be gauged by the scene in which a swarthy tribal chieftain (Eddie Kane) turns out to be a lower-east-side Jewish merchant in disguise.

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business, business-rivalry, cannibal, family, family-feud, harem, rival, tribe