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The African Queen

The rough-hewn captain of a broken-down East African riverboat teams with a straitlaced missionary to take on a German gunboat during WWI.

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Summary

After a religious spinster's (Katharine Hepburn) missionary brother is killed in WWI Africa, dissolute steamer captain (Humphrey Bogart) offers her safe passage. She persuades him to use his riverboat to destroy a German gunboat. The two spend most of their time fighting with each other rather than the Germans. Time alone on the river leads to love.

Details

Director
John Huston
Cast
Humphrey BogartKatharine HepburnRobert MorleyPeter BullTheodore BikelWalter GotellPeter SwanwickRichard MarnerErrol JohnGerald OnnJohn von Kotze
Genres
Action & Adventure, Classic Movies, Dramas, Romantic Movies, Classic Action & Adventure, Adventures, Classic Dramas, Dramas based on Books, Romantic Dramas, Classic Romantic Movies, Dramas based on classic literature
Country
USA, UK
Language
English, German
Available
Nov 1 2016
Duration
105min

Review

It is a picture with an unassuming warmth and naturalness...

Awards

Best Actor (Humphrey Bogart)
Academy Awards

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