The African Queen

1951

John Huston
Director
Horizon Pictures
Production Company
United Artists
US Distributor

In World War One East Africa, a down-at-heel boat owner helps a missionary flee from the Germans, but she has revenge on her mind.

A rollicking film, part men's adventure, part romance novel, that still remains fresh sixty years on. The German are comic strip caricatures, but it's Huston, so what do you expect? As remarkable and impressive for what went on behind the camera as for what ended up on the big screen. A must see.

-Dave W.



26th December 1951
Cinema



105 mins
1.37:1


10th January 1952
Cinema



105 mins
1.37:1


23rd March 2010
Blu-Ray


105 mins
1.33:1


23rd March 2010
DVD


105 mins
1.33:1



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Humphrey Bogart
Charlie Allnut
Katharine Hepburn
Rose Sayer
Robert Morley
Reverend Samuel Sayer
(listed in opening credits as 'The Brother')
Peter Bull
Captain of Königin Luise
Theodore Bikel
First Officer of Königin Luise
Walter Gotell
Second Officer of Königin Luise
Peter Swanwick
German Officer at Fort Shona
Richard Marner
German Officer at Fort Shona
John von Kotze
German Officer at Kungdu
(uncredited)
Harry Arbour
German Sergeant Major at Kungdu
(uncredited)
Unknown
Rev. Sayer in Long Shot
(John Huston's cameo?)
Gerald Onn
Petty Officer on Königin Luise
(uncredited)
Errol John
Undetermined Role
Joseph Layode
African Sergeant
(uncredited)
African Queen
Herself
Buganda
SMS Königin Luise

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