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The African Queen

The African Queen

The African Queen

1951 / 105min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JOHN HUSTON

CAST: HUMPHREY BOGART, KATHARINE HEPBURN

Stephen Bogart in Person

One of Huston’s best-loved films and one of the most entertaining odd-couple pictures ever made, this action-comedy-romance, shot in Uganda and the Congo, teams Humphrey Bogart as a crass Canadian supply boat skipper and Katharine Hepburn as his bluestocking cargo, a prudish missionary who he’s transporting through c. 1914 German East Africa when war breaks out and all hell breaks loose. In the face of death, the gin-guzzling captain and the brittle socialite form a touchy alliance that gradually softens towards unlikely love, all while heading towards a humdinger of a climax with torpedo speed.

35mm IB tech print courtesy of the ConstellationCenter Collection at the Academy Film Archive.

Screening as a part of Academy at Metrograph.