Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 3 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1951
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
- English, French
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put into this world to rise above."
- Rose (Katharine Hepburn) to Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart)
Academy Awards 1951 -
Best Actor: Humphrey Bogart
USA Today - 12/30/1993
"...[The film] still sparkles thanks to one of film history's all-time casting coups..."
Wall Street Journal - 03/26/2010
"[A] peerless gem with a golden glow."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/02/2010
"Bogart is hilariously crusty as a hard-drinking river rat who journeys downriver on a rickety steamer with a prim missionary..." -- Grade: A
A.V. Club - 03/24/2010
"Hollywood classics don't get much more classic or Hollywood than THE AFRICAN QUEEN..." -- Grade: A-
Uncut - 08/01/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "This stunning restoration makes a feature of Jack Cardiff's remarkable cinematography."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2010
"It gave Bogart an Oscar, and Katharine Hepburn a new line in prickly spinsters transformed by love....An imperishable delight..."
Total Film - 06/29/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "QUEEN still plays like the most glorious triumph of faith against plausibility."
Love Story |
Theatrical Release |
World War I
- THE AFRICAN QUEEN was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1994.
- Much of the action was filmed on location in Africa, under grueling circumstances. Katharine Hepburn wrote a book about the adventure, entitled "The Making of the African Queen, or How I went to Africa with Bogart, Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind".
- Screenwriter Peter Viertel also wrote a book on the making of THE AFRICAN QUEEN. His effort, WHITE HUNTER, BLACK HEART, was made into a 1990 film by Clint Eastwood.