South African slapstick comedy duo Al Debbo and his stocky sidekick Fred Burgers star in another madcap caper, the sequel to Dis Lekker Om Te Lewe. Forced to leave the army at the end of the previous film, Stoffie and Fanie enlist in the navy in Simon´s Town. The two down-on-their-luck performing artists can´t wait to go to sea, so when they are roped in as stewards on a ship headed for Angola, they tell everyone, including a crook who is trying to smuggle stolen diamonds out of the country. Before long, the dilly duo are trying to cope with life on board and life on shore, where they keep on bumping into a pretty girl who wants to divest Stoffie of his suitcase. This comedy culminates in a wonderfully amusing stage scene in which the comedians pretend to be ballerinas to evade a clutch of villains.
Twee kabaretkunstenaars met vlootuniforms as kostuums doen hulle voor as admirale in die vloot om voorkeurbehandeling te kry. Maar gou is dit duidelik dat dié twee nie veel weet van vlootprosedures nie. ´n Lekker dolle komedie.
Full length (75 min) black and white South African movie in Afrikaans released on 4 July 1958. This copy courtesy of the South African Department of Arts & Culture.
Stars: Al Debbo, Frederik Burgers, Vera Gibson
Studio: Afrikaanse Rolprentproduksies
NOTE: I don’t claim ownership on this old South African movie and I believe they are out of copyright. I have credited the original production company and I have uploaded this video with the creative commons license attribution.