Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The African Queen

Netflix doesn't currently have "The African Lion", so on to...

The African Queen- 1951, Directed by John Huston, Starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart

He says-  Superb combination of souse Bogart (who won an Oscar) and spinster Hepburn traveling downriver in Africa during WW1, combating the elements and the Germans, and each other.  Script by James Agee and director Huston from C.S. Forester's novel; gorgeously filmed on location in the Belgian Congo by Jack Cardiff.  4 stars

I say-  I had heard of this movie for many years, but figured it was a movie that was more of a critic's favorite than an audience favorite.  I was wrong.  Perfect acting and pacing, feels almost like an Indiana Jones movie, really fun.  I would recommend this movie to anyone.  4 stars

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