The African Queen (Captioned)

United States, 1951

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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 I. Their hazardous mission of escape becomes a pursuit as the odd pair survive malaria, insects, leeches and the persistent conflict of their personalities in order to destroy a German gunboat in the African Congo. Bogart won an Oscar for this role and the script was co-written by James Agee, based on C. S. Forester’s novel.

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Credits

director

John Huston

producer

Sam Spiegel

production company

Horizon (GB)

Horizon (US)

writer

James Agee

Duration

01:43:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1951

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303922

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Captioned

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q384397

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