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The African Queen [DVD] [1 disc] [Region 1]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • The boozing, smoking, cussing captain of a tramp steamer, Charlie Allnut, saves prim and proper Rose Sayer after her brother is killed by German soldiers at the beginning of World War I in Africa. Many quarrels later, the two set sail on the Ulonga-Bora in order to sabotage a German ship. Based on the 1935 novel by C.S. Forester, the wonderful combination of Hepburn and Bogie (who won an Oscar) makes this a thoroughly enjoyable blend of comedy and adventure. Later came the book (and Clint Eastwood film) White Hunter, Black Heart, which chronicled Peter Viertel's experiences observing Huston throughout the making of the picture.

    Academy Awards Best Actor 1951 Humphrey Bogart Oscar winning american actor, CASABLANCA, THE AFRICAN QUEEN

  • Credits
    Peter Bull, Humphrey Bogart, Humphrey DeForest Bogart, Richard Marner, Robert Morley, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton Hepburn, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[The film] still sparkles thanks to one of film history's all-time casting coups..."
    USA Today

    "[A] peerless gem with a golden glow."
    Wall Street Journal

    "Bogart is hilariously crusty as a hard-drinking river rat who journeys downriver on a rickety steamer with a prim missionary..." -- Grade: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "Hollywood classics don't get much more classic or Hollywood than THE AFRICAN QUEEN..." -- Grade: A-
    A.V. Club

    4 stars out of 5 -- "This stunning restoration makes a feature of Jack Cardiff's remarkable cinematography."

    "It gave Bogart an Oscar, and Katharine Hepburn a new line in prickly spinsters transformed by love....An imperishable delight..."
    Sight and Sound

    4 stars out of 5 -- "QUEEN still plays like the most glorious triumph of faith against plausibility."
    Total Film

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