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Title The African Queen [videorecording] / Horizon Pictures presents a Horizon-Romulus production ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; adapted for the screen by James Agee & John Huston ; directed by John Huston ; distributed by Madison Reports and Releasing Corp.

Imprint Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2010]


Description 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Based on the novel by C.S. Forester.
Special features: "Embracing chaos: making the African Queen" featurette.
Credits Director of photography, Jack Cardiff ; editor, Ralph Kemplen ; music, Allan Gray.
Cast Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Theodore Bikel, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner.
Summary 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 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.
Audience MPAA: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Closed-captioned.
Languages: English (mono), French (mono), Spanish (mono) ; subtitles: English, French or Spanish.
Awards Academy Awards (1951): Best Actor (Bogart)
Subject Forester, C. S. (Cecil Scott), 1899-1966 -- Film adaptations.
Steamboats -- Africa -- Drama.
Steamboats -- Passenger accommodation -- Drama.
Bachelors -- Africa -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Africa -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Africa -- Drama.
Warships -- Drama.
Genre/Form Action and adventure films
Romance films
War films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Fiction films
Added Author Spiegel, Sam.
Agee, James, 1909-1955.
Huston, John, 1906-1987.
Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957.
Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003.
Morley, Robert.
Bikel, Theodore.
Bull, Peter, 1912-1984.
Forester, C. S. (Cecil Scott), 1899-1966. African Queen.
Marner, Richard, 1921-2004.
Cardiff, Jack.
Gray, Allan, 1902-1973.
Romulus Films.
Horizon Pictures (G.B.)
Madison Reports and Releasing Corporation.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1415719349
Standard No. 097363701446
Music No. 37014 Paramount Home Entertainment

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