History Film / TheAfricanQueen

11th Mar '16 4:07:46 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''The African Queen''''' is a 1951 romance/adventure film directed by John Huston, based on the 1935 novel by C.S. Forester, and starring Creator/KatharineHepburn and Creator/HumphreyBogart.

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'''''The ''The African Queen''''' Queen'' is a 1951 romance/adventure film directed by John Huston, based on the 1935 novel by C.S. Forester, and starring Creator/KatharineHepburn and Creator/HumphreyBogart.
2nd Mar '16 2:49:26 AM JulianLapostat
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The TroubledProduction film made such an impression on Hepburn she later wrote a book about it, entitled ''The Making of'' The African Queen: ''or How I Went To Africa With Bogie, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind''. This film is notable for how damn long it took to come out on DVD despite widespread interest: it came only out in 2010, at least in the US. (An earlier British DVD was taken from a faded print. Later DVD and Blu-Ray releases are fully remastered.)

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The TroubledProduction film made such an impression on Hepburn she later wrote a book about it, entitled ''The Making of'' The African Queen: ''or How I Went To Africa With Bogie, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind''. Screenwriter Peter Viertel also wrote a novel about the shoot that was later adapted by Creator/ClintEastwood as ''White Hunter Black Heart'' starring Eastwood as John Wilson (a Huston {{Expy}}). This film is notable for how damn long it took to come out on DVD despite widespread interest: it came only out in 2010, at least in the US. (An earlier British DVD was taken from a faded print. Later DVD and Blu-Ray releases are fully remastered.)
7th Oct '15 12:10:12 AM Geoduck
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'''''The African Queen''''' is a 1951 romance/adventure film directed by John Huston, based on the 1935 novel by C.S. Forester, and starring Creator/KatharineHepburn and Creator/HumphreyBogart in the role that would win him his only Oscar.

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'''''The African Queen''''' is a 1951 romance/adventure film directed by John Huston, based on the 1935 novel by C.S. Forester, and starring Creator/KatharineHepburn and Creator/HumphreyBogart in the role that would win him his only Oscar.
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Bogart, of course, would win his only [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]], while Hepburn would add yet another nomination to her impressive collection.

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Bogart, of course, would win Bogart's role won him his only [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]], while Hepburn would add yet another nomination to her impressive collection.
24th Sep '15 8:45:29 AM HiddenWindshield
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21st May '15 10:56:15 AM jayoungr
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* AdaptationalNationality: Charlie is a patriotic working-class Englishman in the original novel. Bogart couldn't do the English accent, so the character was made Canadian. His patriotism still applies to TheBritishEmpire, which sort of works.
20th May '15 5:05:51 PM nombretomado
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Bogart, of course, would win his only [[AcademyAward Oscar]], while Hepburn would add yet another nomination to her impressive collection.

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Bogart, of course, would win his only [[AcademyAward [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]], while Hepburn would add yet another nomination to her impressive collection.
13th Apr '15 4:48:27 PM maxwellsilver
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Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, a missionary's sister living in British Colonial Africa at the start of WorldWarI. Bogart is Charlie Allnut, the hard-drinking man with a riverboat who, among other things, brings the mail from town every few weeks. When Rose's brother dies, he offers to take her to the nearest town to catch ship and go back to Britain. Being gutsy as she is, Rose instead creates a daring plan to build a makeshift torpedo, sail ''down'' the river (which no one has ever done) and take out the ''Königin Luise'', a ship patrolling the German-controlled lake that is the only thing standing in the way of the British army. This being a film with a man and a woman as its primary stars in the [[TheFifties 1950s]], naturally, [[UptightLovesWild they fall in love]].

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Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, a missionary's sister living in British Colonial Africa at the start of WorldWarI. Bogart is Charlie Allnut, the hard-drinking man with a riverboat who, among other things, brings the mail from town every few weeks. When Rose's brother dies, he offers to take her to the nearest town to catch a ship and go back to Britain. Being gutsy as she is, Rose instead creates a daring plan to build a makeshift torpedo, sail ''down'' the river (which no one has ever done) and take out the ''Königin Luise'', a ship patrolling the German-controlled lake that is the only thing standing in the way of the British army. This being a film with a man and a woman as its primary stars in the [[TheFifties 1950s]], naturally, [[UptightLovesWild they fall in love]].
28th Sep '14 12:35:29 PM dsneybuf
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'''''The African Queen''''' is a 1951 romance/adventure film directed by John Huston, based on the 1935 novel by C.S. Forester, and starring Creator/KatharineHepburn and Creator/HumphreyBogart[[note]]who, as it turns out, were ranked by the AFI as the greatest actress and actor in Hollywood history, respectively[[/note]] in the role that would win him his only Oscar.

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'''''The African Queen''''' is a 1951 romance/adventure film directed by John Huston, based on the 1935 novel by C.S. Forester, and starring Creator/KatharineHepburn and Creator/HumphreyBogart[[note]]who, as it turns out, were ranked by the AFI as the greatest actress and actor in Hollywood history, respectively[[/note]] Creator/HumphreyBogart in the role that would win him his only Oscar.
3rd Sep '14 6:44:00 PM Fuzzybluestockings
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* MoodWhiplash: Charlie clowns around making animal noises that send Rosie into fits of laughter. Then they both notice the huge waterfall ahead...
29th Mar '14 10:07:46 PM MasoTey
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* TroubledProduction: Filming in Africa didn't help the cast and crew. Creator/KatharineHepburn actually wrote a book about it, aptly titled ''The Making of ''The African Queen'': Or How I Went to Africa With Bogie, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind''.
** Among the many stories she relates, she mentions that Bogart and Huston were the only two members of the crew who didn't come down with diarrhea -- they did this by drinking nothing but whiskey for the course of the filming. (Hepburn also revealed that she had to call frequent halts during her initial hymn-singing scenes so she could vomit into a bucket.)
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