The African Queen (PG)

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Action and adventure

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Tue Mar 1 2011

Digitally restored in time for its Sixtieth anniversary, this sprightly Bogart-Hepburn romantic adventure – detailing the steamboat ride undertaken by a boozy old Africa hand and a feisty Methodist missionary to torpedo a German gunboat at the outbreak of WWI – is back to the Technicolor dream it was in 1951. Clint Eastwood’s 1990 ‘White Hunter, Black Heart’ outlined the trials of director John Huston realising CS Forester’s 1930s novel on location; that Huston was more occupied with hunting is evident in some under-directed sequences. But, as basically a two-hander, it’s an actor’s film; and although Bogey seems embarrassed having to personify the redemptive forces of courage, love and duty, he’s well worth his Oscar; while Hepburn can play mettlesome and arousable in her sleep. Credit should also go to the crew; to Jack Cardiff for his frond-filled imagery and maestro sound recordist John Mitchell for his atmospheric soundscape.
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Release details

Rated:

PG

UK release:

Fri Mar 4, 2011

Duration:

103 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

John Huston

Cast:

Theodore Bikel, Peter Bull, Robert Morley, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Walter Gotell

Music:

Allan Gray

Production Designer:

Wilfrid Singleton

Editor:

Ralph Kemplen

Cinematography:

Jack Cardiff

Screenwriter:

John Collier, John Huston, James Agee

Producer:

Sam Spiegel

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Harrow Arts Centre

Uxbridge Road, Pinner, HA5 4EA Show map/details

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    Harrow Arts Centre Uxbridge Road
    Pinner
    HA5 4EA

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    020 8428 0124

  • Venue website:

    www.harrowarts.com

  • Transport:

    BR: Hatch End

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