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The Daily Movie Quote: The African Queen

Updated on September 13, 2010
Katharine Hepburn and Humphry Bogart in The African Queen
Katharine Hepburn and Humphry Bogart in The African Queen

"By the authority vested in me by Kaiser William II, I pronounce you man and wife. Proceed with the execution." - Captain of Louisa, The African Queen (1951)

Romulus Films, Rated Approved, 105 minutes.

Directed By: John Huston


Humphrey Bogart - Charlie Allnut

Katharine Hepburn - Rose Sayer

Robert Morley - Rev. Samuel Sayer

Peter Bull - Captain of Louisa

Theodore Bikel - First Officer

Domestic Box Office Gross: $10,750,000

Synopsis: A drunken riverboat captain, Bogart, is persuaded by a prudish missionary, Hepburn, to shuttle her down river and engage an enemy warship.

Fact: The African Queen is the basis for Disney's "Jungle Cruise" ride.

Trivia: Humphrey Bogart won his only Oscar for this film.

Movie Mistake: A cigar magically appears while discussing who's going to steer the torpedo's.

My Take: It's a classic with Bogart and Hepburn, how can you go wrong? You can't, The African Queen rocks. It's got action, great acting and directing. You really feel Rose's disdain for Charlies drinking because that's how Hepburn really felt off screen about Huston's and Bogart's daily consumption.

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Yesterday's Daily Movie Quote: Any Given Sunday


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