The African Queen


Release Date 1951-12-23
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The African Queen

The African Queen is a 1951 adventure film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester. The film was directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel and John Woolf. The screenplay was adapted by James Agee, John Huston, John Collier and Peter Viertel. It was photographed in Technicolor by Jack Cardiff and had a music score by Allan Gray. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, and Katharine Hepburn with Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Richard Marner and Theodore Bikel. The African Queen has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1994, with the Library of Congress deeming it "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". The film currently holds a 100% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 37 reviews.

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Actors & Characters

Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart Charlie Allnut Charlie Allnut
Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn Rose Sayer Rose Sayer
Robert Morley Robert Morley Rev. Samuel Sayer Rev. Samuel Sayer
Peter Bull Peter Bull Captain of Louisa Captain of Louisa
Theodore Bikel Theodore Bikel First Officer First Officer
Peter Swanwick Peter Swanwick First Officer of Shona First Officer of Shona
Walter Gotell Walter Gotell Second Officer Second Officer
Richard Marner Richard Marner Second Officer of Shona Second Officer of Shona
Gerald Onn Gerald Onn Petty Officer Petty Officer
John Von Kotze John Von Kotze German officer German officer


Jack Cardiff Cinematography
John Huston Director
Ralph Kemplen Editor
Allan Gray Music
Sam Spiegel Producer
Sir John Woolf Producer
James Agee Writer
John Huston Writer
Peter Viertel Writer
John Collier Writer