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The African Queen


Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull View All


John Huston (Screenplay), John Huston (Director), James Agee (Screenplay) View All

Release: Dec. 26th, 1951
Runtime: 1 hour, 45 minutes
At the start of the First World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.
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mark f
Bogart won his only Oscar, quite an accomplishment in the face of Brando's Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, but the key to the film's popularity is how Hepburn can play her completely-opposite character (Huston told her to play her as Eleanor Roosevelt and the rest, as they say, is Hist....
All things considered, The African Queen is decent enough, but Huston, Bogart, and Hepburn have all done considerably better.