In this classic John Huston (THE MALTESE FALCON) film, based on the novel by C. S. Forester (HORATIO HORNBLOWER), a grizzled skipper and a spirited missionary take on the Germans in Africa during World War I. Katherine Hepburn is the uptight Rose Sayer (Hepburn), with no other alternate transportation than a tired river steamboat 'The African Queen' manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie Allnut (Bogart). Together they embark on a long difficult journey. Facing raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and impenetrable swamps, the two grow closer to each other despite opposing personalities.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Perfectly cast, smartly written, and beautifully filmed, The African Queen remains thrilling, funny, and effortlessly absorbing even after more than half a century's worth of adventure movies borrowing liberally from its creative DNA.
Hepburn and Bogart shine in odd-couple adventure.
Cast & Crew
- Paramount Pictures
- © 1951 Horizon Enterprises Inc.
- English (Stereo, CC)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.