#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – September 1914, news reaches the colony German Eastern Africa that Germany is at war, so Reverend Samuel Sayer became a hostile foreigner. German imperial troops burn down his mission; he is beaten and dies of fever. His well-educated, snobbish sister Rose Sayer buries him and leaves by the only available transport, the dilapidated river steamboat ‘African Queen’ of grumpy Charlie Allnut. As if a long difficult journey without any comfort weren’t bad enough for such odd companions, she is determined to find a way to do their bit for the British war effort (and avenge her brother) and aims high, as God is obviously on their side: construct their own equipment, a torpedo and the converted steamboat, to take out a huge German warship, the Louisa, which is hard to find on the giant lake and first of all to reach, in fact as daunting an expedition as anyone attempted since the late adventurous explorer John Speakes, but she presses till Charlie accepts to steam up the Ulana, about to brave a German fort, raging rapids, very bloodthirsty parasites and the endlessly branching stream which seems to go nowhere but impenetrable swamps… Despite fierce rows and moral antagonism between a bossy devout abstentionist and a free-spirited libertine drunk loner, the two grow closer to each-other as their quest drags on…
Plot: At the start of the First World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.
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Kate and Bogey on a Quest
This one’s unique. The photography often makes it look like a travelogue, but it’s one of the most captivating adventure/love stories ever put on film. Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn cruising down the river. Taking care of the gin. Over the rapids. Past the bullets. Through the swamp. Among the leeches. “It’s no wonder you love boating, Mr. Alnutt.” And guess who comes to the rescue! This is an epic quest, the kind of tale humans have been spinning since we learned to talk. Movies don’t get much better than this.
entertaining but overrated
The African Queen is an entertaining film done in grand old Hollywood style, and it is probably the most conventional movie John Huston ever made. It’s surprising though that people can call this movie one of the greatest of all time considering the hokey (and at times unbelievable) script and the awkward lack of chemistry between Bogart and Hepburn. Actually, that lack of chemistry creates some strangely funny moments which change the tone of this adventure story–sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. The two are never really believable as the characters they are playing, but they are still fun to watch as a couple of stars chewing up the scenery. Bogart’s Academy Award for this performance is obviously a Revlon choice in that it makes up for his being overlooked for at least 10 better performances that he gave prior to this one. Huston’s direction seems to lose focus in the last 10 minutes or so and the ending is very abrupt, but overall the film is briskly paced and painless. Also worth noting is the wonderful use of African locations as photographed by master cinematographer Jack Cardiff. If you want to see a better film with similar themes, check out Huston’s far superior Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Director John Huston
Writer C.S. Forester (novel), James Agee (adapted for the screen by), John Huston (adapted for the screen by)
Actors Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull
Country UK, USA
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Horizon Films, Romulus Productions
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera Technicolor Three-Strip Camera
Laboratory Technicolor Film Preservation (film processing) (2009 restoration), Technicolor (colour)
Film Length 2,848 m (1952) (Netherlands)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm