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Title 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.

Imprint Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2010]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD African    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Special features: "Embracing chaos: making the African Queen" featurette.
Cast Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Theodore Bikel, Peter Bull.
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 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.
Audience Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Source NAV 3/10 PPL
Language Closed-captioned.
Subject Steamboats -- Africa -- Drama.
Steamboats -- Passenger accommodation -- Drama.
Bachelors -- Africa -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Africa -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Africa -- Drama.
Warships -- Drama.
DVD-Video discs.
Genre/Form Action and adventure films.
Romance films.
War films.
Feature films.
Added Author Spiegel, Sam, 1901-1985.
Agee, James, 1909-1955.
Huston, John, 1906-1987.
Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957.
Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003.
Morley, Robert, 1908-1992.
Bikel, Theodore, 1924-2015.
Bull, Peter, 1912-1984.
Forester, C. S. (Cecil Scott), 1899-1966. African Queen.
Romulus-Horizon Productions (Firm)
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 097363701446
Music No. 37014 Paramount Home Entertainment

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