The African Queen [DVD] [1951]

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  • Release Date: 04/25/2017
  • Rating: PG
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Synopsis


The African Queen
After years of wooing director John Huston via good reviews, film critic James Agee was given a chance to write the screenplay for a Huston picture. Adapted from a novel by C.S. Forester, The African Queen stars Humphrey Bogart in his Oscar-winning portrayal of Charlie Allnut, the slovenly, gin-swilling captain of a tramp steamer called the African Queen, which ships supplies to small East African villages during World War I. Katharine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the maiden-lady sister of a prim British missionary, Rev. Samuel Sayer (Robert Morley). When Germans invade and Samuel dies, Allnut offers to take Rose back to civilization. She can't tolerate his drinking or bad manners; he isn't crazy about her imperious, judgmental attitude. However it does not take long before their passionate dislike turns to love. Together the disparate duo work to ensure their survival on the treacherous waters and devise an ingenious way to destroy a German gunboat. The African Queen may well be the perfect adventure film, its roller-coaster storyline complemented by the chemistry between its stars. The profound difficulties inherent in filming on location in Africa have been superbly documented by several books, including one written by Katharine Hepburn. Screenwriter Peter Viertel (who worked, on an uncredited basis, on the script of this film - assisting with some of the dialogue) incorporated some of the African Queen anecdotes in his roman a clef about a Huston-like director/adventurer, White Hunter, Black Heart. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Humphrey Bogart
    Humphrey Bogart - Charlie Allnut
  • Katharine Hepburn
    Katharine Hepburn - Rose Sayer
  • Robert Morley
    Robert Morley - Rev. Samuel Sayer
  • Peter Bull
    Peter Bull - Captain of Louisa
  • Theodore Bikel
    Theodore Bikel - First Officer



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Classic ,lovenly restored .Truely a Collectable

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    RottenRon

    Packaging was sort of on the heavy side from the weight of all the material that came with the Blu Ray ..I won't go into all the details but to a fan of a classic great movie like this ,everything in this package is well worth the price and destined to be collectables. the restoration was flawless and the color was eye popping . Great movie to watch with your S.O. or the whole family .The extras were great as well. There is a copy of the original radio broadcast included . One of the best of all time .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow, can't believe I waited so long to see this

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    antpasq

    I always heard this was a great movie but never had an chance to watch it. I finally ordered the Blu-ray version and for a movie thats over 50 years old I was blown away by the remastered film. The acting was wonderful as expected by these powerhouse actors. The on-site African filming was beautiful. The extras were light in quantity but that was made up by an exhaustive documentary on the making of this classic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Family Favorite

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    Burnettem
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    This movie is full of fun and excitement. This has always been a family favorite.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

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    TastefulNC

    My all time favorite movie, the clarity of this movie was amazing. Fell in love with Bogey and Hepburn all over again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite of all times

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    mayspring
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    This movie is from the 50's but is a great movie, Bogart & Bacall. For an old movie the picture is GREAT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great family movie

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    teacherj
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    This is a great classic movie. Enjoyable and appropriate for any age. Bogart and Hepburn are great together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    LePore
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    One of the best movies that was made in the time frame, Bogie and Hepburn were superb.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

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    Inks
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    This is a great movie and is little known to this generation!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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