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The African Queen [videorecording] / a Romulus-Horizon production ; produced by S.P. Eagle ; adapted by James Agee ; adapted for the screen by John Huston ; directed by John Huston.

Agee, James, 1909-1955 (Added Author). Huston, John, 1906-1987 (Added Author). Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957 (Added Author). Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003 (Added Author). Morley, Robert. (Added Author). Bikel, Theodore. (Added Author). Bull, Peter, 1912-1984 (Added Author). Forester, C. S. (Cecil Scott), 1899-1966 African Queen. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Schricker Main Library DRA AFR (Text) 30032001738746 BLU-RAY DRAMA Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 097360759143
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2010], c1951.

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Special features: "Embracing chaos: making the African Queen" featurette.
Participant or Performer Note: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Theodore Bikel, Peter Bull.
Summary, etc.: 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 endlessly branching steam which always seem 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.
System Details Note: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Note: Closed-captioned.

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