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The Resource The African Queen, Horizon Pictures presents ; adapted for the screen by James Agee & John Huston ; a Horizon-Romulus production ; distributed by Madison Reports and Releasing Corp. ; Horizon Enterprises ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by John Huston

The African Queen, Horizon Pictures presents ; adapted for the screen by James Agee & John Huston ; a Horizon-Romulus production ; distributed by Madison Reports and Releasing Corp. ; Horizon Enterprises ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by John Huston

Label
The African Queen
Title
The African Queen
Statement of responsibility
Horizon Pictures presents ; adapted for the screen by James Agee & John Huston ; a Horizon-Romulus production ; distributed by Madison Reports and Releasing Corp. ; Horizon Enterprises ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by John Huston
Contributor
Actor
Art director
Conductor
Costume designer
Director of photography
Film director
Film distributor
Film editor
Film producer
Performer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • por
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • por
  • eng
Summary
At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's clergyman was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. 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 an endlessly branching stream which always seems to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship
Member of
Awards note
  • Named to the National Film Registry in 1994 by the Library of Congress.
  • Academy Award winner, 1951: Best Actor (Humphrey Bogart)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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African Queen (Motion picture)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/composerexpression
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Credits note
Director of photography, Jack Cardiff ; art director, Wilfred Shingleton ; music composed by Allan Gray ; played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; conducted by Norm Del Mar ; editor, Ralph Kemplen ; Miss Hepburn's costumes designed by Doris Langley Moore ; other clothes by Connie De Pinna
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA: PG
Language note
In English (mono.) or dubbed French (mono.), Spanish (mono.) or Portuguese (mono.) with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PR6011.O56
  • PN1997.85
LC item number
  • .A37 2010
  • A692 2010
  • .A37 2010
PerformerNote
Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1906-1987
  • 1909-1955
  • 1899-1957
  • 1907-2003
  • 1912-1984
  • 1924-1997
  • 1922-1968
  • 1921-2004
  • 1902-1973
  • 1919-1994
  • 1912-2004
  • 1902-1989
  • 1899-1966
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Huston, John
  • Agee, James
  • Spiegel, Sam
  • Bogart, Humphrey
  • Hepburn, Katharine
  • Morley, Robert
  • Bull, Peter
  • Bikel, Theodore
  • Gotell, Walter
  • Swanwick, Peter
  • Marner, Richard
  • Cardiff, Jack
  • Shingleton, Wilfrid
  • Gray, Allan
  • Del Mar, Norman
  • Kemplen, Ralph
  • Moore, Doris Langley
  • De Pinna, Connie
  • Forester, C. S.
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Horizon Pictures (G.B.)
  • Romulus Films
  • Madison Reports and Releasing Corporation
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
105
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  • Forester, C. S.
  • Forester, C. S.
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Steamboats
  • Steamboats
  • Bachelors
  • Man-woman relationships
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Warships
  • Bachelors
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Military campaigns
  • Steamboats
  • Steamboats
  • Warships
  • Africa
Technique
live action
Label
The African Queen, Horizon Pictures presents ; adapted for the screen by James Agee & John Huston ; a Horizon-Romulus production ; distributed by Madison Reports and Releasing Corp. ; Horizon Enterprises ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by John Huston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Based on the novel "The African Queen" by C.S. Forester
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1951
  • Special features: Embracing chaos: making the African Queen (featurette); Previews
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (105 min.)
Isbn
9781415719343
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097363701446
  • 097363701460
  • 032429273277
  • 883929303717
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
37014
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)498467096
  • 1247983
  • (OCoLC)ocn498467096
  • 1759514
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The African Queen, Horizon Pictures presents ; adapted for the screen by James Agee & John Huston ; a Horizon-Romulus production ; distributed by Madison Reports and Releasing Corp. ; Horizon Enterprises ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by John Huston
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Based on the novel "The African Queen" by C.S. Forester
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1951
  • Special features: Embracing chaos: making the African Queen (featurette); Previews
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (105 min.)
Isbn
9781415719343
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097363701446
  • 097363701460
  • 032429273277
  • 883929303717
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
37014
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)498467096
  • 1247983
  • (OCoLC)ocn498467096
  • 1759514
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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