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Title The African Queen [dvd] / Horizon Pictures presents a Horizon-Romulus production ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; adapted for the screen by James Agee & John Huston ; directed by John Huston ; distributed by Madison Reports and Releasing Corp
Publisher Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount DVD, [2010]
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Descript 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Tech Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Language English, French, Spanish ; subtitles: English, French or Spanish ; closed-captioned
Performer(S) Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Theodore Bikel, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner
Credits Director of photography, Jack Cardiff ; editor, Ralph Kemplen ; music, Allan Gray
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1951
Based on the novel by C.S. Forester
Audience MPAA: Not rated
Summary 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 an endlessly branching stream which always seems 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
Note Special features: "Embracing chaos: making the African Queen" featurette
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor (Bogart)
Subject Steamboats -- Africa -- Drama
Steamboats -- Passenger accommodation -- Drama
Bachelors -- Africa -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Africa -- Drama
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Africa -- Drama
Warships -- Drama
Genre Action and adventure films
Romance films
War films
Subject DVD videodiscs
Alt Author Spiegel, Sam
Agee, James, 1909-1955
Huston, John, 1906-1987
Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957
Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003
Morley, Robert
Bikel, Theodore
Bull, Peter, 1912-1984
Gotell, Walter, 1924-1997
Swanwick, Peter, 1922-1968
Marner, Richard, 1921-2004
Forester, C. S. (Cecil Scott), 1899-1966. African Queen
Marner, Richard, 1921-2004
Cardiff, Jack
Gray, Allan, 1902-1973
Romulus Films
Paramount Home Video (Firm)
Horizon Pictures (G.B.)
Madison Reports and Releasing Corporation
ISBN 1415719349
9781415719343
ISBN/ISSN 097363701446
097363701460
Music # 37014 Paramount Home Entertainment

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