The African Queen Overview:

The African Queen (1951) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel and John Woolf.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by C.S. (Cecil Scott) Forester published in 1935.

The African Queen was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1994.

Academy Awards 1951 --- Ceremony Number 24 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorHumphrey BogartWon
Best ActressKatharine HepburnNominated
Best DirectorJohn HustonNominated
Best WritingJames Agee, John HustonNominated
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Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn take a journey on "The African Queen"

By Stephen Reginald on Aug 1, 2022 From Classic Movie Man

Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn take a journey on "The African Queen" The African Queen (1951) is a British-American adventure film directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogard, Katharine Hepburn, and Robert Morley. The film is based on the novel of the same name by C. S. Forester... Read full article


The African Queen (1951)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 14, 2017 From 4 Star Films

And you call yourself a Christian! Do you hear me? Don’t ya? Don’t ya? Huh??What ya being so mean for, Miss? A man takes a drop too much once and a while, it’s only human nature. ~ Charlie Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above. ~ Rose Sometimes when gre... Read full article


The African Queen (1951)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 14, 2017 From 4 Star Films

And you call yourself a Christian! Do you hear me? Don’t ya? Don’t ya? Huh??What ya being so mean for, Miss? A man takes a drop too much once and a while, it’s only human nature. ~ Charlie Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above. ~ Rose Sometimes when gre... Read full article


ClassicFlix (Teen Scene): The African Queen (1951)

By Virginie Pronovost on Jun 27, 2017 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

From March 2015 to April 2017, I was writing the monthly Teen Scene column for the website ClassicFlix. My objective was to promote classic films among teenagers and young adults. Due to the establishing of a new version of the website, it?s now more difficult to access to the old version and read t... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: The African Queen

By Amanda Garrett on Jun 17, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

The African Queen (1951) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Katharine Hepburn plays a missionary to East Africa who falls for boat captain Humphrey Bogart in this classic romance set during World War I. Each Friday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the rea... Read full article


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Quotes from

Charlie Allnut: You know why did the chicken cross the road.
Rose Sayer: [missing the joke] I beg your pardon.
Charlie Allnut: Nevermind, miss.


Rose: Dear?... Dear?... What is your first name?


Charlie Allnut: Well I ain't sorry for you no more, ya crazy, psalm-singing, skinny old maid!


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Facts about

The scenes in the reed-filled riverbank were filmed in Dalyan, Turkey.
While filming the scene where Charlie finds his body covered with leeches, Humphrey Bogart insisted on using rubber leeches. John Huston refused, and brought a leech-breeder to the London studio with a tank full of them. It made Bogart queasy and nervous, qualities Huston wanted for his close-ups. Ultimately, rubber leeches were placed on Bogart, and a close-up of a real leech was shot on the breeder's chest.
'The African Queen' sank and had to be raised twice during filming of the movie. Lauren Bacall quoted "The natives had been told to watch it and they did. They watched it sink."
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