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Aired Thursday June 23, 9:00pm - 10:45pmon BBC Four

The African Queen (1951)


Classic Oscar-winning tough comedy adventure set in First World War Africa featuring a hard-drinking, woman-hating owner of the `African Queen', a decrepit steamer that trades up and down the river, and a strait-laced spinster sister of missionary Rev Samuel Sayer, whom he has agreed to take back to civilisation.

Cast and crew
  • John HustonDirector
  • Humphrey BogartCharlie Allnut
  • Katharine HepburnRose Sayer
  • Robert MorleyReverend Samuel Sayer
  • Peter BullCaptain of Louisa
  • Theodore BikelFirst Officer
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