DVD - The African Queen [Blu-ray]
At the start of World War 1, German imperial troops burn down Reverend Samuel Sayerís mission in Africa. He is overtaken with disappointment and passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose Sayer (Hepburn) buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, a tired river steamboat 'The African Queen' manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie Allnut (Bogart).
Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and endlessly branching stream which always seem to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps.
Despite opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship.
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|Release Date (USA):||2010-03-23|
|Release Date (UK):||-|
|Rating (UK) :||NA|
|Studio:||Paramount Home Entertainment|
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.
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