Saturday, March 20, 2010

The African Queen (1951) - Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart in his only Oscar-winning adventure classic

Rating 7.9/10
Runtime: 105 min
Language: English/German/Swahili
Country: USA
Directed by: John Huston
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Humphrey Bogart ... Charlie Allnut
Katharine Hepburn ... Rose Sayer
Robert Morley ... Rev. Samuel Sayer
Peter Bull ... Captain of Louisa
Theodore Bikel ... First Officer
Walter Gotell ... Second Officer
Peter Swanwick ... First Officer of Shona
Richard Marner ... Second Officer of Shona

Description: September 1914, news reaches the colony German Eastern Africa that its motherland is at war, so Reverend Samuel Sayer became a hostile foreigner; German imperial troops burn down his mission, driving him mad- shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose Sayer buries him and leaves by the only available transport, the crummy river steamboat 'African Queen' of grumpy boorish compatriot 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 revenge 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 nobody 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 bachelors grow closer to each-other as their quest drags on...






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Video and audio information:

Video : 1.57 GB, 2235 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 720x478 ~> 720x540 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 110
Audio : 138 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR

Also included "Embracing Chaos: Making The African Queen" — this comprehensive documentary takes a look back at the production with commentary about the cast, the challenges of the filming locations and how the spectacular cinematography impacted the industry overall. Includes on-camera interviews with notable Hollywood icons, critics and crew members from the film including Martin Scorsese, Tony Huston, Richard Schickel and more, plus never-before-seen archival images and home movie footage provided by the estate of cinematographer Jack Cardiff.

Subtitles (English, Chinese closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, French, Greek, Polish, Turkish, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Czech, Serbian) posters and screenshots included


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Thank you so much, I've always loved Katharine Hepburn, though she is not from my time, but I do love her so much. She is the best.

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THis story is too perfect so what I liked the most was Katharine Hepburn because she's the kind of woman I like because her courage and beauty.

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