Keswick Film Festival

The African Queen

Director: John Huston Country: UK/USA
Cert: U Year: 1951 Length: 103 minsLanguage: English/Swahili/German
2002 Festival
The African Queen

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Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley, Peter Bull.
Photographed by Jack (The Red Shoes) Cardiff, this beloved WWII classic sees Bogart's gin-swinging river trader and Hepburn's prim missionary escaping the Germans down the Ulonga-Bora river in East Africa. He wants to lay low till it's all over. She wants to take on a 100-ton German steamer. Negotiating obstacles both physical and psychological, they gradually develop a hard-earned love and respect for each other. Funny, romantic and exciting, it's pure golden age Hollywood escapism.
1952 Oscars
Winner Best Actor - Humphrey Bogart
Nominated Best Actress - Katherine Hepburn
Nominated Best Director - John Huston
Nominated Best Screenplay - John Huston, James Agee

Critics

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This is a film where pretty much everyone is serving aces, from Jack Cardiff's sumptuous photography, to James Agee's screenplay
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Chris Hewitt, Empire







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