"The African Queen" @ Cinema Classics

Cinema City at the Palace has released the next few weekends' schedule for Cinema Classics. These movies cost only $5 per ticket ($4 for Criterion Club members) and show at 11:00am on Saturday and Sunday. I will choose one of the days and if you can't go on that day and want to go the other day, feel free.  The start time is always 10:45am because they show the movies promptly at 11:00am with no trailers.


You can get information about any of the films by going to their website and scrolling over the poster:  http://www.bowtiecinemas.com/cine-classics-plaza.php


This 1951 film opens in September 1914 as British missionaries Reverend Samuel Sayer and his sister Rose learn that Germany and England are at war, so in the colony German Eastern Africa that they are now considered hostile foreigners.  After German imperial troops burn down the mission, Rev. Sayer goes mad and dies.  Rose Sayer buries her brother and leaves by the only available transport, the crummy river steamboat 'African Queen' captained by grumpy boorish compatriot Charlie Allnut.  Further review here:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043265/


Directed by John Huston, starring Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart.

105 minutes.

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  • Margo L.

    I realized I'd never seen the whole movie. Huston could really teach a lot of current directors something about pacing!

    April 3, 2011

  • kathie

    Classic Hepburn and Bogart. You are correct Margo Lynn. The movie was originally in Technicolor! :)

    April 2, 2011

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