The African Queen PG

The greatest adventure a man ever lived … with a woman!
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  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 25, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1951
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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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)

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1951 - Best Actor: Humphrey Bogart

Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 33,377
Rating: 5/5 -- What an inspired pairing! And to think the roles of Charlie Allnutt and Rose Sayer were nearly played by David Niven and Bette Davis. Full Review
Radio Times
Mar 3, 2011
The result, although considerably more melodramatic in spots than C. S. Forester's novel, is a vastly enjoyable movie directed by John Huston. It was filmed, of course, right in Africa. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 24, 2019
Hollywood classics don't get much more classic or Hollywood than THE AFRICAN QUEEN... -- Grade: A-
A.V. Club
Mar 24, 2010
[A] peerless gem with a golden glow.
Wall Street Journal
Mar 26, 2010
Bogart is hilariously crusty as a hard-drinking river rat who journeys downriver on a rickety steamer with a prim missionary... -- Grade: A
Entertainment Weekly
Apr 2, 2010
Rating: 4/5 -- It's probably cameraman Jack Cardiff who deserves kudos for turning this odd-couple romance into such a colourful escapade through east Africa. Full Review
Total Film
Feb 23, 2011
A classic journey adventure, with a series of obstacles that they meet with resilience and resourcefulness, but the story is how they move from "Mr. Allnut" and "Miss" to Charlie and Rosie, opposites who find strength, support and unexpected love... Full Review
Stream on Demand
Nov 3, 2018

Product Description:

The boozing, smoking, cussing captain of a tramp steamer, Charlie Allnut, saves prim and proper Rose Sayer after her brother is killed by German soldiers at the beginning of World War I in Africa. Many quarrels later, the two set sail on the Ulonga-Bora in order to sabotage a German ship. Based on the 1935 novel by C.S. Forester, the wonderful combination of Hepburn and Bogie (who won an Oscar) makes this a thoroughly enjoyable blend of comedy and adventure. Later came the book (and Clint Eastwood film) White Hunter, Black Heart, which chronicled Peter Viertel's experiences observing Huston throughout the making of the picture.

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Production Notes:

  • 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.

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  • UPC: 032429273277
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