Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2010.
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Blu-ray; Dolby Digital ; 1080p High Definition; requires Blu-ray player.
Includes English, dubbed French, and dubbed Spanish soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English (SDH), French, Spanish or Portuguese.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Based on the novel "The African Queen" by C.S. Forester.
Special features: "Embracing chaos: making the African Queen" featurette. Special feature is presented in standard definition and is not rated.
Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Theodore Bikel, Peter Bull.
Adapted by James Agee ; adapted for the screen by John Huston ; director, John Huston ; director of photography, Jack Cardiff ; producer, Sam Spiegel.
National Film Registry
At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and endlessly branching steam which always seem to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship.
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