Capital Celluloid 2020 – Day 34: Mon Feb 3

The African Queen (Huston, 1951): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.35pm

This screening will be introduced by the film’s script supervisor, Angela Allen. The movie will also be shown, in the Big Screen Classics strand, on February 10th, 14th, 24th and 29th. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
John Huston's odyssey theme reprised as comedy (1951), as Humphrey Bogart cavorts like a monkey and Katharine Hepburn exploits a latent strain of Eleanor Roosevelt. It's 1915, and Hepburn gradually persuades drunken captain Bogart to attack the German navy with his broken-down tub. The direction is often questionable, but the screenplay (by James Agee, John Collier, Huston, and Peter Viertel from C.S. Forester's novel) is a model of tight construction. With Robert Morley and Theodore Bikel.
JR Jones

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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