The african queen

The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon! REVIEW of the african queen

The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon! REVIEW(happy birthday Katharine Hepburn)

Happy birthday to Katharine Hepburn. If you want to check out other entries to The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon!. go here to check it out. thanks to the wonderful host margaret perry for this wonderful event.  thanks everyone. Happy birthday to Katharine Hepburn as my review of the african queen in honor of her.


So to honor Katharine Hepburn’s 109th birthday i am reviewing a classic that i truly consider one of her finest movies also one of the finest movies ever made for the screen.  Hopes all enjoy this review of the african queen to honor her for her birthday event.


The african queen review


The African Queen” was Bogart’s fourth film to be directed by John Huston and his performance in it was very likely the best in his career as well as one which finally won him an Academy Award also co-starred him with Katharine Hepburn.

Based on the famous C.S. Forester novel, which it follows quite closely, THE African QUEEN is the simple story of pragmatic river-rat Charlie Allnut (Bogart) and high-minded Methodist missionary spinster Rose Sayer (Hepburn) who are thrown together by chance when German troops sweep through Africa during World War I. Once safely aboard his beat-up riverboat “The African Queen,” Allnut desires nothing more than to dodge the Germans until war’s end; Rose, however, determines to strike a blow against the Germans by sailing the boat downriver to attack a German battleship.  

Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn really such great performances as they both are perfect together on screen as they also make the on-screen romance interesting and real between both caracters. Bogart and Hepburn were delightful as they infused their personal conflict with a warmth, humor, and tenderness rarely seen in films. it was a two-character film, in which Hepburn gave a fine demonstration of her ability to develop within a role. The sensitive interaction between her and Bogart (in an unfamiliar guise) undoubtedly benefited from her many films with Tracy which are some of my favorite movies of her with spencer tracy.

Humphrey Bogart really gives such a range as an actor that earned him an Oscar because of his wonderful performance. Filmed on location in the Congo, the cinematography is remarkable as ever as it looks like a real to life travel to Africa brought to the silver screen. It is such a wonderfully great cinematography. The direction by John Huston is outstanding. The screenplay is really well done and crafted taking the novel to screen in a wonderful manner.

The African queen is quite a gem of a movie form it’s wonderful acting to its wonderful screenplay and it’s wonderful cinematography makes this a gem that you must see today. Happy belated birthday to Kate Hepburn.

The Ruth rating:five bette's


Today is Katharine Hepburn’s 109 birthday. She would have turned 109th today. She is one of the most legendary classic actresses all time whom won many Oscars as this outstanding actress still stands among the best of classic Hollywood. She is one of the best legends to ever grace the screen. Happy birthday to Katharine Hepburn my second favorite actress all time.  Hope you enjoyed this review(tribute to her)


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