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The African Queen

Director: John Huston Run Time: 105 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 1951

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn

Adapted from a novel by C.S. Forester, The African Queen stars Humphrey Bogart as Charlie Allnut, the slovenly, gin-swilling captain of a tramp steamer called the African Queen, which ships supplies to small East African villages during World War I. Katharine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the maiden-lady sister of a prim British missionary (Robert Morley). When invading Germans kill the missionary and level the village, Allnut offers to take Rose back to civilization.