CALL ME BWANA (Theatrical Release USA 1963)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì 

Call Me Bwana
—low-grade Bob Hope film—serves best to run in the background at a party or as very light afternoon entertainment. It’s simple storyline does not require a great deal of mental involvement and it is in no way an emotional drain. It is what it is and does not apologize. There are a few minorly suggestive scenes that are typical of Bob Hope humor. The film rates a little lower than his later movie Eight on the Lam. 

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This comedy film is about a writer who is assumed to be an expert on a certain area of the African jungle and on a tribe that lives there.

Additional Thanks             

 Thank you to Director Gordon Douglas for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Albert Broccoli for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Matt Merriwether (Bob Hope), Luba (Anita Ekberg), Frederica (Edie Adams), Ezra Mungo (Lionel Jeffries), Himself (Arnold Palmer), Tribal Chief (Orlando Martins), First Henchman (Percy Herbert), Colonel Spencer (Paul Carpenter), Second Henchman (Al Mulock), Uta (Bari Jonson), and Williams (Peter Dyneley). 

Buy a ticket
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Maybe. The film has relegated itself, through aging, to academic study. It is typical of several low-budget films produced during the 1960s.

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