Be friendly around here

watch a funny safari video joke with Ava Gardner as Eloise Kelly and Clark Gable as Victor Marswell from Mogambo (1953)

Dialogues with pictures

ELOISE KELLY: Everything snarls around this joint. How are you, boy? You're a nice guy.How are you, boy? You're a nice guy. Hi, fellas. Hi, boy. Hi, boy. Hey, you want to chew some gum? VICTOR MARSWELL: Hey, Kelly, get away from that chimp and stop feeding him bubblegumget away from that chimp and stop feeding him bubblegum. ELOISE KELLY: Can't anybody be friendly around here?Can't anybody be friendly around here? VICTOR MARSWELL: Friendly? That chimp? He'd bite your finger off just for funHe'd bite your finger off just for fun. ELOISE KELLY: But he was only... VICTOR MARSWELL: It's your lookout. His teeth are poison. Once they sink into you, you'll blow up like an eggplant. ELOISE KELLY: All the other animals are being fed. May I ask what time we get ours? You may not hear it with the other noises, but I'm beginning to rumble. VICTOR MARSWELL: We dine at 9. ELOISE KELLY: How continental. Come here, darling you're such a nice little baby. Come on over, come on, little baby, you're nice.


Although the original trailer for the film explains that "Mogambo" means "the Greatest," in fact, the word "Mogambo" has no meaning at all. Producer Sam Zimbalist came up with the title by altering the name of the Mocambo, a famous Hollywood nightclub.

The first day of shooting was disrupted by a large baboon that kept getting into camera range to watch Clark Gable and Ava Gardner film a love scene.

Some episodes in the film were based on events that happened during the shoot. While Gardner was shooting a scene with a baby elephant, the creature pushed her into a mud pool; she screamed for help, but John Ford motioned the crew to keep quiet and keep on filming. The scene proved to be one of the funniest in the movie. Just as with the cheetah in the movie, a leopard actually wandered into Ava Gardner's tent one night.

This was only Clark Gable's third film in color. The first two were Gone with the Wind (1939) and Across the Wide Missouri (1951).

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