The African Queen

United States, 1951

Film
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Humphrey Bogart is the gin soaked river tramp who reluctantly becomes a hero after rescuing a “skinny-psalm-singing old maid”, (Katherine Hepburn) from the Germans during World War 1. Their hazardous mission of escape becomes pursuit as the odd pair survive malaria, insects, leeches and the persistent conflict of their personalities in order to destroy a German gunboat. Bogart won the Oscar for best actor for his role and Huston’s script (co-written with James Agee) is remarkably efficient in disguising the narrative contrivances. Rated: G

Credits

producer

Sam Spiegel

director
Duration

01:43:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1951

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324429

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Africa

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Places → Africa

Romance

War films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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