Hepburn and Bogart are somewhat hilariously cast as British and Canadian, respectively, though barely a trace of an accent is present to cloud either her starched New England flatness or his booze-and-smokes gravel. The African Queen also finds them toying around with their on-screen personalities, puffing them up with winking good humor or stripping them to their core. Bogart undoubtedly takes the former route as Charlie Allnut, the gin-guzzling captain of the African Queen.
Add your rating See all 4 kid reviews. Their rare contact with the outside world is through Charlie Allnut Humphrey Bogartwho delivers their mail on his steam-powered boat, the African Queen.
When Samuel is killed in a German attack, Charlie takes Rose with him. At first, they are stiffly polite to each other.
Then, Rose decides that they must use their explosives to blow up the powerful German gunboat, the Louisa. Charlie thinks she's crazy and they clash. He steers into the rapids to show her how dangerous the river is, but she's thrilled by the experience. Charmed by her enthusiasm and praise, Charlie still insists that they can't possibly attack the Louisa, and yet she persists.
Will the pair try to destroy the German boat, and if so, will they survive the dangerous mission? And will their attraction and admiration for one another continue to grow?
Continue reading Show less Is it any good? Rose and Charlie are opposites, and yet they are perfectly suited to each other. Ultimately, Rose is not comfortable "rising above" nature, and indeed grows to love it, as she gives up some of the strictures of civilization and appreciates the beauty and "stimulation" of the natural world.
Charlie learns to appreciate some of the beauties of civilization; to take the challenge and the responsibility of participating in the fight against the Germans, to have a relationship of trust and tenderness.
Humphrey Bogart won a well-deserved Oscar for this performance. Katharine Hepburn, who was also nominated, said that her performance was based on director John Huston's suggestion that she play Rose as Eleanor Roosevelt.
Compare this performance to her appearance in Pat and Mike a year later, in which she played a world-class athlete.
The movie is based on a novel of the same name by C. Forester, but the romance was added by screenwriters James Agee and John Huston.
Talk to your kids about Families can talk about the reason that German troops were in Africa in the s. Families can also talk about what makes a compelling love story.
Is the "opposites attract" premise just more fun?
The African Queen was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in , with the Library of Congress deeming it "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". The film currently holds a 98% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 41 reviews. Humphrey Bogart plays Charlie Allnut, an unshaven, unkempt, unapologetic lout who makes his living delivering mail and supplies along the African Congo in his ratty old boat, the African Queen. Katherine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the devoted sister of a British missionary minister, (Robert Morely), who's built a small church and maintains a tiny congregation deep in the African jungle. African Queen, The (DVD) Starring Academy Award® winners* HUMPHREY BOGART and KATHARINE HEPBURN, The African Queen tells the timeless tale of two mismatched strangers jo ining forces in a common cause - and finding love along the way.
Do you prefer stories of first love or is it more compelling with more mature characters?After years of wooing director John Huston via good reviews, film critic James Agee was given a chance to write the screenplay for a Huston picture. Adapted from a novel by C.S. Forester, The. The African Queen movie reviews & Metacritic score: In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary.
The African Queen may well be the perfect adventure film, its roller-coaster storyline complemented by the chemistry between its stars. The profound difficulties inherent in filming on location in Africa have been superbly documented by several books, including one written by Katharine Hepburn%.
T he year started with the industry still reeling from a very tough Nonetheless there was some good news early on, with two unexpected hits in January and February: Lim Soon-rye's handball drama Forever the Moment, which sold over 4 million tickets, and the low-profile thriller The Chaser, which thanks to strong word of mouth was well on its way to selling even more tickets.
Their rare contact with the outside world is through Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart), who delivers their mail on his steam-powered boat, the African Queen.
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