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The African Queen (23-Dec-1951)

Director: John Huston

Writers: James Agee; John Huston

From novel: The African Queen by C. S. Forester

Music Composed by: Allan Gray

Producer: Sam Spiegel

Keywords: Drama, Missionary, WWI

As WWI breaks out, hard drinking riverboat captain Charlie Allnut rescues Rose Sayer, a prim Methodist missionary, after her brother is killed by Germans. His only interest is in surviving the war; she convinces him to attack a German warship. The first American production to be filmed on location in Africa. Won Oscars for Best Actor and Best Actress; received nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay. Entered 1994 into the National Film Registry.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Theodore Bikel
2-May-1924 21-Jul-2015 The Defiant Ones
Humphrey Bogart
25-Dec-1899 14-Jan-1957 Casablanca
Walter Gotell
15-Mar-1924 5-May-1997 Gen. Gogol in James Bond films
Katharine Hepburn
12-May-1907 29-Jun-2003 The Philadelphia Story
Robert Morley
26-May-1908 3-Jun-1992 Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?


Humphrey Bogart   ...   Charlie Allnut
Katharine Hepburn   ...   Rose Sayer (Rev. Sayer's sister)
Robert Morley   ...   Rev. Samuel Sayer (missionary)
Peter Bull   ...   Captain, the Louisa
Theodore Bikel   ...   First Officer
Walter Gotell   ...   Second Officer
Peter Swanwick   ...   First Officer, the Shona
Richard Marner   ...   Second Officer, the Shona


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