The African Queen (Blu-ray) 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 24, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1951
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Audio:
    • English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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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:

Certified Fresh98%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 33,377
It gave Bogart an Oscar, and Katharine Hepburn a new line in prickly spinsters transformed by love....An imperishable delight...
Sight and Sound
Aug 1, 2010
Hollywood classics don't get much more classic or Hollywood than THE AFRICAN QUEEN... -- Grade: A-
A.V. Club
Mar 24, 2010
Rating: 4/5 -- Five minutes in, and cowriter-director John Huston has already set the stage for something besides your typical '50s jungle-bwana boogie. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2011
It is a picture with an unassuming warmth and naturalness... Full Review
Variety
Jun 28, 2007
This movie is in the DNA of rom-coms and buddy-cop comedies and fish-out-of-water tales and Indiana Jones (he bickers and fights Germans too! Plus, dirt beard!). Full Review
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Aug 25, 2017
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] peerless gem with a golden glow.
Wall Street Journal
Mar 26, 2010

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: 032429273307
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