Through Mr. Allnut, missionaries Rose and Rev. Sayer hear about the war and witness its effects in their village, with the incident sending the reverend to his death bed. When Mr. Allnut finds Rose in the abandoned village, he takes her to his boat (aptly named African Queen), where he was eventually roped into a plot involving taking down German ship guarding the lake. The rest of the film chronicles their adventure down the river, and into their impending relationship.
I quite enjoyed the movie - the adventure, navigating the rapids, even encountering an animal or two. In the movie world, it was inevitable that they fall in love. I might not go for their romance, if not for the two leads portraying them. Both actors gave great performances, but I don't think this movie is something I would remember them for. To be honest, I enjoyed the adventure more than the romantic plot, and would even like it if they ended up as friends.
Final Word: It was enjoyable, but I doubt I would be remembering it a few years from now.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley
Director: John Huston