097363701446, 097363701460, 883929303717
Based on the novel by C.S. Forester.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Special features: "Embracing chaos: making the African Queen" featurette.
Director of photography, Jack Cardiff ; editor, Ralph Kemplen ; music, Allan Gray.
Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Theodore Bikel, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner.
At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's clergyman 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.
DVD format, NTSC, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
In English (mono.), French (mono.), Spanish (mono.) with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, closed-captioned in English.
Named to the National Film Registry in 1994 by the Library of Congress.
Academy Award winner, 1951: Best Actor (Humphrey Bogart)