Title: The African Queen
Release Date: 1951 December 23
Director: John Huston
Production Company: United Artists
Happy Valentines Day! Rewatching this movie made me realize it’s the ultimate Rom-Com in which woman decides that their first date should be to cruise down some rapids and torpedo a boat. Wackiness ensues! Seriously though, The African Queen was always a favorite when I was young but it’s been decades since I’ve watched it. The movie loses points for the casually colonialist/racist opening scenes. But once you have Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart alone on a boat, it’s a treasure. These two actors seem to so effortlessly become the characters they’re playing. And the cinematography is spectacular, especially for a color movie filmed on location in 1950. A deserved classic.