Play media Film trailer Production censors objected to several aspects of the original script, which included the two characters cohabiting without the formality of marriage as in the book. Some changes were made before the film was completed. The rewrite made the character Canadian.
Add your rating See all 4 kid reviews. Their rare contact with the outside world is through Charlie Allnut Humphrey Bogartwho delivers their mail on his steam-powered boat, the African Queen. When Samuel is killed in a German attack, Charlie takes Rose with him.
At first, they are stiffly polite to each other. Then, Rose decides that they must use their explosives to blow up the powerful German gunboat, the Louisa. Will the pair try to destroy the German boat, and if so, will they survive the dangerous mission?
And will their attraction and admiration for one another continue to grow?
Continue reading Show less Is it any good? Rose and Charlie are opposites, and yet they are perfectly suited to each other. Ultimately, Rose is not comfortable "rising above" nature, and indeed grows to love it, as she gives up some of the strictures of civilization and appreciates the beauty and "stimulation" of the natural world.
Charlie learns to appreciate some of the beauties of civilization; to take the challenge and the responsibility of participating in the fight against the Germans, to have a relationship of trust and tenderness.
Humphrey Bogart won a well-deserved Oscar for this performance. Compare this performance to her appearance in Pat and Mike a year later, in which she played a world-class athlete.
The movie is based on a novel of the same name by C. Forester, but the romance was added by screenwriters James Agee and John Huston.
Talk to your kids about Families can talk about the reason that German troops were in Africa in the s. Families can also talk about what makes a compelling love story. Is the "opposites attract" premise just more fun?
Do you prefer stories of first love or is it more compelling with more mature characters?The African Queen () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more IMDb. Movies, TV & Showtimes.
Whiplash ( While on the African Queen Rose attempts to convince Mr. Allnut they should go south down the Ulanga and sink the Louisa. Mr. Allnut thinks the spinster is . Study Guide for The African Queen. The African Queen study guide contains a biography of John Huston, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
Love-story message of a greatest possible "opposites attract" variety, with staid, spinsterish Rose falling in love with ill-mannered, hard-drinking Charlie, and the two learning to . Other articles where The African Queen is discussed: C.S.
Forester: most notable among them is The African Queen (), which was made into an extraordinarily successful film in by writer James Agee and director John Huston. Forester also wrote biographies and history books, including The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck .
Other articles where The African Queen is discussed: C.S.
Forester: most notable among them is The African Queen (), which was made into an extraordinarily successful film in by writer James Agee and director John Huston. Forester also wrote biographies and history books, including The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck (; also titled Sink the Bismarck!).
THE AFRICAN QUEEN Short Summary: "The African Queen" is the tale of two companions with different personalities who develop an untrustworthy love affair as they travel together downriver in Africa around the start of World War I.