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The African Queen

Huston, John, 1906-1987 (screenwriter,, film director.). Agee, James, 1909-1955 (screenwriter.). Spiegel, Sam, (film producer.). Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957 (actor.). Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003 (actor.). Morley, Robert, (actor.). Bull, Peter, 1912-1984 (actor.). Bikel, Theodore, (actor.). Gotell, Walter, 1924-1997 (actor.). Swanwick, Peter, 1922-1968 (actor.). Marner, Richard, 1921-2004 (actor.). Cardiff, Jack, (director of photography.). Shingleton, Wilfrid, (art director.). Gray, Allan, 1902-1973 (composer (expression)). Del Mar, Norman, 1919-1994 (conductor.). Kemplen, Ralph, 1912-2004 (film editor.). Moore, Doris Langley, 1902-1989 (costume designer.). De Pinna, Connie, (costume designer.). Forester, C. S. (Cecil Scott) 1899-1966 Motion picture adaptation of (work): African Queen. (Added Author). Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, (performer.). Horizon Pictures (G.B.), (production company.). Romulus Films, (production company.). Madison Reports and Releasing Corporation, (film distributor.). Paramount Pictures Corporation, (production company.). Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm), (film distributor.). Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner. (Cast).

Summary: At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's clergyman was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and an endlessly branching stream which always seems to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship.

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  • ISBN: 1415719349
  • ISBN: 9781415719343
  • Physical Description: videodisc
    1 videodisc (105 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel "The African Queen" by C.S. Forester.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Special features: Embracing chaos: making the African Queen (featurette); Previews.
Formatted Contents Note: Special features: "Embracing chaos: making the African Queen" featurette.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Jack Cardiff ; art director, Wilfred Shingleton ; music composed by Allan Gray ; played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; conducted by Norm Del Mar ; editor, Ralph Kemplen ; Miss Hepburn's costumes designed by Doris Langley Moore ; other clothes by Connie De Pinna.
Participant or Performer Note: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
In English (mono.) or dubbed French (mono.), Spanish (mono.) or Portuguese (mono.) with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese; closed-captioned in English.
Awards Note:
Named to the National Film Registry in 1994 by the Library of Congress.
Academy Award winner, 1951: Best Actor (Humphrey Bogart)
Subject: Forester, C. S. (Cecil Scott) 1899-1966 Film adaptations
Steamboats Africa Drama
Steamboats Passenger accommodation Drama
Bachelors Africa Drama
Man-woman relationships Africa Drama
World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns Africa Drama
Warships Drama
Genre: Action and adventure films.
Romance films.
War films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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