The African Queen (1951)
The African Queen
Adventure / AFI Top 100 / Classic / Drama
Directed by John Huston
Humphrey Bogart as Charlie Allnut
Katharine Hepburn as Rose Sayer
Robert Morley as Rev. Samuel Sayer
Peter Bull as Captain of Louisa
Theodore Bikel as the First Officer
Walter Gotell as the Second Officer
Peter Swanwick as the First Officer of Shona
Richard Marner as the Second Officer of Shona
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The film is set during September of 1914 in Eastern Africa where a German colony is residing. They soon discover the country is at war, which changes Reverend Samuel Sayer to become a belligerent person. The German soldiers burn and destroy his mission. His snobby sister Rose and gives him an unreliable steamboat called the African Queen along with unfriendly companion Charlie Allnut. Although the two are completely different from one another, they must work together through their long voyage. Charlie has revenge on her mind regarding her brother.
The African Queen has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry .