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The African Queen

IMDB rating
7.4
Quality
SD
Year:
1951
Audio:
English
German
Subtitles:
-
Runtime:
105 Min
Age Rating:
12
Year:
1951
Country:
UK
USA
September 1914, news reaches the colony German Eastern Africa that Germany is at war, so Reverend Samuel became a hostile foreigner. German imperial troops burn down his mission; he is beaten and dies of fever. His well-educated, snobbish sister Rose buries him and leaves by the only available transport, the dilapidated river steamboat 'African Queen' of grumpy Charlie. She is determined to find a way to do their bit for the British war effort (and avenge her brother) and aims high: they construct their own equipment to take out a huge German warship, the Louisa, which is hard to find on the giant lake and first of all to reach. Despite fierce rows between the protagonists, the two grow closer to each-other as their quest drags on.
Cast & Crew
Director
John Huston
Producer
Sam Spiegel, John Woolf
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner
Writer
John Huston, James Agee
Music
Allan Gray
Costume
Connie De Pinna, Doris Langley Moore
Director of photography
Jack Cardiff