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After Bible-thumping spinster Hepburn's missionary brother is killed in WWI Africa, hard-drinking, dissolute steamer captain Bogart offers her safe passage. Not satisfied with sanctuary, she persuades him to destroy a German gunboat blocking the British advance. The two spend most of their time battling aquatic obstacles and each other, rather than the Germans. Time alone on a African river turns mistrust and aversion to love, a transition effectively counterpointed by the continuing suspense of their daring mission. Classic war of the sexes script adapted from C.S. Forester's novel makes wonderful use of natural dialogue and humor. Shot on location in Africa.

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Available on Running time 105 minutes. Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Director/Star Teams: Huston & Bogart, Romantic Drama, World War I, Africa, War Between the Sexes, Late Bloomin' Love, Sail Away, Romantic Adventures, Missionaries, A River Runs Through the Plot, 4 Bones
John Huston, James Agee
Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Theodore Bikel, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner
Jack Cardiff
John Huston
United Artists, Horizon Romulus Productions


Oscars 1951: Actor (Bogart); AFI 1998: Top 100, Natl. Film Reg. 1994.

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The African Queen
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The movie The African Queen came out in 1951. The movie has a running time of 105 minutes. Humphry Bogart and Katharine Hepburn star in the African Queen. The movie is set during the early start of WWI. Charlie Allnut is the main character. His job is to ferry supplies to East Africa using his old steamer, the African Queen. The movie is basically about Charlie Allnut during WWI and Rev. Samuels Sayers’ sister, Rose.