Saturday, April 10, 2010

#85 The African Queen - Can you make a torpedo? <--THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!!!!

1951. Dir. John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn.

Seen it before? No.

On Facebook I believe I said that I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Did you know that The African Queen was a love story? I didn't! It was fun, with witty dialog and that Katharine Hepburn is awesome as a British missionary who wants to sabotage a German boat as revenge for burning (and terrorizing) her village. Humphrey Bogart was pretty hilarious as the captain of the small ship. Their banter was great - kind of like Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable in It Happened One Night. The chemistry of the two actors playing their characters was subtle but very believable unlike the last movie mentioned!

I particularly liked when they realized love was staring at them in the face and asked each other what their first names were...

Watch it again? HECK YES!
Own it? Sure!

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