Year: 1951
UK: Park Circus
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Gerald Onn, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner, Errol John
Director: John Huston
Country: UK
UK: 105 mins
UK Certificate: PG contains moderate threat and violence
UK Release Date: 4 March 2011 (Limited Re-release)


Three movie greats join forces in this classic film, which reveals the fabulous chemistry of Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in their only onscreen pairing. Bogart won a well-deserved Best Actor Oscar for his role as disreputable riverboat captain Charlie, who forms an unlikely alliance with Hepburn's straight-laced Rose.

Under the masterful direction of John Huston, THE AFRICAN QUEEN is based on the book by C S Forester. The wartime romantic adventure sees Charlie and Rose forced to travel together down a hazardous East African river. As they face dangers and devise an ingenious way to destroy an enemy gunboat, both discover new sides to their personalities and before long their passionate dislike turns to love.