The African Queen

• TOP NOTCH (my top choices)
• HONORABLE MENTION (well worth watching)
• YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER (I like them but you might not)
• CLASSICS (Great movies up through the 1960s - many don't have any rating)

Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley  

Summary - In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Cautions - Leeches!

Commentary - "From Hollywood's Golden Era comes The African Queen, an indelible icon of moviemaking yore that's still fresh, refreshing, and thoroughly enjoyable even almost sixty years after its theatrical release.

"There may be other classic films out there that enjoy greater recognition, but few are as truly endearing as The African Queen. With two performances for the ages, a grandiose and exotic setting, a wonderful sense of adventure, a charming and believable romance, and an altogether completely immersive and seamless experience, The African Queen is deserving of its accolades and more -- including its proud ranking as the 17th best movie of all-time according the American Film Institute. The only film for which the legendary Humphrey Bogart won an Oscar, The African Queen makes for a prime example of what seamless acting and first-class cinematic storytelling are all about."
Martin Liebman


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