The African Queen

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Three movie giants come together in the cinematic classic The African Queen, combining the masterful direction of John Huston with the fabulous chemistry of Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in their only onscreen pairing. Adapted from a novel by C.S. read more
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Three movie giants come together in the cinematic classic The African Queen, combining the masterful direction of John Huston with the fabulous chemistry of Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in their only onscreen pairing. Adapted from a novel by C.S. Forester, this wartime romantic adventure sees the pair forced to travel together down a hazardous East African river after the outbreak of World War I.Katharine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the maiden-lady sister of a prim British missionary (Robert Morley). When invading Germans kill her brother and level the village, Charlie Allnut (Bogart in the role which won him his only Oscar), the slovenly, gin-swilling captain of a tramp steamer called the African Queen, offers to take Rose back to civilisation.  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 is one of the most beloved films in the history of cinema, and may well be the perfect adventure film. With a roller-coaster storyline complemented by the chemistry between its stars, and masterful direction from John Huston, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The African Queen on Blu-ray in a special Limited Edition.

Original Release

12/03/1951

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Cast

Humphrey Bogart Charlie Allnutt
Katharine Hepburn Rose Sayer
Peter Bull Captain of Louisa
Robert Morley The Brother
Theodore Bikel First Officer
Walter Gotell Second Officer
Peter Swanwick First Officer of Shona
Richard Marner Second Officer of Shona
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Directors

John Huston

Writers

Peter Viertel, John Huston, James Agee, C.S. Forester, John Collier

Cast

Humphrey Bogart Charlie Allnutt
Katharine Hepburn Rose Sayer
Peter Bull Captain of Louisa
Robert Morley The Brother
Theodore Bikel First Officer
Walter Gotell Second Officer
Peter Swanwick First Officer of Shona
Richard Marner Second Officer of Shona

Producers

Sam Spiegel Producer
John Woolf Producer

Editors

Ralph Kemplen

1952 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1952 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Nominated
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