The African Queen (1951)

John Huston directs Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and Robert Morley in this romance adventure where a missionary and a steamboat captain sail the Congo during the start of WWI.

Sometimes all you want from a movie is a bit of spectacle and a lot of flirtatious heat. Hepburn & Bogart aren’t the most obvious pairing of A-Listers but maybe that’s why this works so well. It set the mould for films as diverse and as pleasing as Two Mules For Sister Sara, Romancing the Stone and Jurassic World. The location work is magical and Bogart seems to enjoy not being the intense tough guy for once. Nice to see him play a good natured goof.


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