New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

The African Queen

May 1, 1998 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1951, 105 minutes, color, 35 mm)
Directed by John Huston
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn,
Peter Bull

THE AFRICAN QUEEN is the tale of two companions with mismatched personalities who develop an implausible love affair as they travel together downriver in Africa, around the start of World War I. Filmed on location in the Belgian Congo, the movie is based on the C. S. Forester novel, with the screenplay written by James Agee. Bogart won an Oscar for his performance in this classic Hollywood adventure of comedy and romance.