The African Queen
- Original title
The African Queen
- Running time
- 106 min.
- United States
James Agee, John Huston. Novel: C.S. Forester
Co-production United States-United Kingdom;
Horizon Pictures, Romulus. Producer: Sam Spiegel. Distributor: United Artists
Adventure. Romance | I World War. Africa. Survival Film
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C.S. Forester Adaptations
- Based on the 1935 novel by C.S. Forester. The boozing, smoking, cussing captain of a tramp steamer, Charlie Allnut (Bogart), saves prim, sober, and proper missionary Rose Sayer (Hepburn), "a crazy psalm-singing skinny old maid," after her brother (Morley) is assaulted by a German soldier at the beginning of World War I in German East Africa, and dies from insanity. After many quarrels, they survive a treacherous African river journey on a rattle-trap steamer, shoot the rapids, struggle with mosquitos and blood-sucking leeches, and set sail on the Ulonga-Bora in order to sabotage The Louisa, a German warship.
: Oscar: Best Actor (Humphrey Bogart). 4 Nominations
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film and Foreign Actor (Bogart)
: New York Film Critics Circle: 3 Nominations, incl. Best Film
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