The African Queen (1951)
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Directed by: John Huston
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley
The African Queen ranked # 17 on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films list.
The African Queen is the 1951 John Huston classic, set in Africa during World War I, which garnered Humphrey Bogart an Oscar for his role as a hard-drinking riverboat captain in Africa, who provides passage for a Christian missionary spinster (Katharine Hepburn).
Taking an instant, mutual dislike to one another, the two endure rough waters, the presence of German soldiers, and their own bickering to finally fall into one another's arms.
This is classic Huston material - part adventure, part quest - but this time with a pair of characters who'd all but given up on happiness.
Bogart (a longtime collaborator with Huston on such classics as The Maltese Falcon and Key Largo) and Hepburn have never been better, and support from frequent Huston crony Robert Morley (Beat the Devil, also featuring Bogart) adds some extra dimension and color. - Tom Keogh [This text refers to the VHS Tape edition.]
DVD FEATURES: This officially licensed South Korean release provides these SPECIAL FEATURES: Production Note; Story Line; Cast & Crew Trailer; Still Gallery; Poster Gallery.
**** NOTE: This DVD is marked as Region 3 although it has been tested and plays fine on US players as well as computer DVD drives, but CHECK TO BE SURE that yours can play multi-region DVDs.
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