Movies African Queen, The (1951, Humphrey Bogary, Katharine Hepburn) Published 8 months ago on September 27, 2018 John Huston’s classic Oscar-winning film The African Queen (Humphrey Bogart’s performance won him his only Oscar while Katherine Hepburn was pipped by Vivien Leigh) is a tough comedy adventure set in Africa during the First World War. Bogart plays Charlie Allnut, the hard-drinking, woman-hating owner of The African Queen, a decrepit steamer that trades up and down the river, and Hepburn is Rose Sayer, the sister of missionary Reverend Samuel Sayer (Robert Morley in one of his most delightful performances). When troops destroy the village, an assault that leads to the reverend’s death, Allnut agrees to take Rose back to civilisation. But she becomes fixated on revenge and persuades him that if they journey down the dangerous river to the massive lake, they can sink the armed German ship moored there. And so begins one of the most enduring cinematic relationships ever portrayed as the strait-laced spinster and the boozed-up captain set sail. The script is actually a straightforward thriller, but the two stars play their roles with such tongue-in-cheek relish that the dialogue literally crackles off the screen. Although much of the film is studio-based, Huston insisted on filming in Africa (providing the inspiration for Clint Eastwood’s White Hunter Black Heart), where he and Bogart merrily boozed away. Hepburn disapproved, pointedly drinking water until she realised that the drink was keeping them free of illness while she fell prey to disease (as did Bogart’s wife Lauren Bacall, who accompanied the shoot). She also came up with one of the great comeback lines: she and Bogart had to film a scene in the river and Hepburn was worried about crocodiles. “Don’t worry,” said Huston, “I’ll have the prop men fire a few rounds of ammunition into the water – they’ll be scared by the noise.” “But what,” asked Hepburn, “about the deaf ones?” She later wrote a book of the experience, entitled The Making of The African Queen (Or How I Went to Africa with Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind ). production details USA / 105 minutes / 1951 Director: John Huston Writer: James Agee, from C S Forester’s novel John Huston C. S. Forester James Agee cast Robert Morley as Rev. Samuel Sayer Peter Bull as Captain of Louisa Humphrey Bogart as Charlie Allnut Katharine Hepburn as Rose Sayer Theodore Bikel as First Officer Walter Gotell as Second Officer Peter Swanwick as First Officer of Shona Richard Marner as Second Officer of Shona AdventureC.S. ForesterHumphrey BogartJames AgeeJohn HustonKatharine HepburnPeter BullPeter SwanwickRichard MarnerRobert MorleyRomanceTheodore BikelWalter GotellWar Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes30 mins ago Big Texas Fix: Dream House (S1EP7 DIY Sat 25 May 2019) Dream House: Michael and Ashley stumble upon a pre-1900s Victorian home after doing some curbside dumpster diving, so they hit... Episodes30 mins ago Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation – A Forever Home in Isle of Palms (S4EP8 HGTV Sat 25 May 2019) A Forever Home in Isle of Palms: A couple has made the decision to purchase a property in Cape San... Episodes30 mins ago Murder Decoded: Prowling Wolf (S1EP8 ID Sat 25 May 2019) Reports of shots fired at an apartment complex lead police to discover the bodies of a single mother and two... Episodes30 mins ago The Son: Hot Oil (S2EP5 AMC Sat 25 May 2019) Hot Oil: In 1852, Young Eli is forced hide a deadly secret; in 1916, Maria’s return brings devastating consequences for... 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