The African Queen ()

directed by John Huston
featuring Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel

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After years of wooing director John Huston via good reviews, film critic James Agee was given a chance to write the screenplay for a Huston picture. Adapted from a novel by C.S. Forester, The African Queen stars Humphrey Bogart in his Oscar-winning portrayal of Charlie Allnut, the slovenly, gin-swilling captain of a tramp steamer called the African Queen , which ships supplies to small East African villages during World War I. Katharine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the maiden-lady sister of a prim British missionary, Rev. ...

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lotus

Dec 2, 2010

terrific

No wonder this movie is considered a classic. It is so well done that it remains as fun to watch as it must have been when it first came out. Bogart and Hepburn create memorable characters that evolve in the course of the movie and make it interesting to watch the whole time. People of all ages enjoy this show.

TonyJ

Nov 3, 2009

Great Flick

I remember watching this film when it came out in the movies in the fifties. I didn't see it again until I purchased this DVD and it's still as good as I remember it. Bogey and Hepburn were a great team in this film.

GrannyNanny

Aug 13, 2009

This one holds up!

We recently had a little in-house Katharine Hepburn film festival, and concluded that most of her films were really pretty dumb. This one isn't. It's every bit s good as I remember, and for once the story is worthy of the talent (and of course, Bogart doesn't hurt!). This is one that justifies the legend.

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