The African Queen (1951) Film and Discussion

Films in the Dawn of the Television Age: Ten Contenders
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 6:30 pm

African Queen
In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat captain (Humphrey Bogart) is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary (Katharine Hepburn) to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. Directed by John Huston, from a novel by C.S. Forester, adapted to screen by James Agee. Not rated. 1 hour, 45 minutes. Dr. Robert Knoll, film historian, will introduce and lead a discussion as part of his series, Films in the Dawn of the Television Age: Ten Contenders.