The African Queen

The African Queen

Humphrey Bogart
Director: John Huston Cast: Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
, Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
, Robert Morley
Robert Morley
John Huston

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Overview

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. Samuel Sayer (Robert Morley). When Germans invade and Samuel dies, Allnut offers to take Rose back to civilization. She can't tolerate his drinking or bad manners; he isn't crazy about her imperious, judgmental attitude. However it does not take long before their passionate dislike turns to love. Together the disparate duo work to ensure their survival on the treacherous waters and devise an ingenious way to destroy a German gunboat. The African Queen may well be the perfect adventure film, its roller-coaster storyline complemented by the chemistry between its stars. The profound difficulties inherent in filming on location in Africa have been superbly documented by several books, including one written by Katharine Hepburn. Screenwriter Peter Viertel (who worked, on an uncredited basis, on the script of this film - assisting with some of the dialogue) incorporated some of the African Queen anecdotes in his roman a clef about a Huston-like director/adventurer, White Hunter, Black Heart.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2017
UPC: 0032429273277
Original Release: 1951
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 3,541

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Humphrey Bogart Charlie Allnut
Katharine Hepburn Rose Sayer
Robert Morley Rev. Samuel Sayer
Peter Bull Captain of Louisa
Theodore Bikel First Officer
Walter Gotell Second Officer
Gerald Onn Petty Officer
Peter Swanwick First Officer of Shona
Richard Marner Second Officer of Shona

Technical Credits
John Huston Director,Screenwriter
James Agee Screenwriter
Leigh Aman Production Manager
Jack Cardiff Cinematographer
Sam P. Eagle Producer
George Frost Makeup
Allan Gray Score Composer
Guy Hamilton Asst. Director
Ralph Kemplen Editor
John W. Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
Cliff John Richardson Special Effects
Wilfred Shingleton Art Director
Sam Spiegel Producer
Peter Viertel Screenwriter

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