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The African Queen
Directed byJohn Huston
Produced bySam Spiegel
John Woolf (uncredited)
Screenplay byJohn Huston
James Agee
Based onThe African Queen by C. S. Forester
StarringHumphrey Bogart
Katharine Hepburn
Robert Morley
Music byAllan Gray
CinematographyJack Cardiff
Edited byRalph Kemplen
Horizon Pictures
Romulus Films Ltd[1]
United Artists (US)
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (US)
Independent Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • February 20, 1952 (1952-02-20)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited States
United Kingdom
Budget$1 million[2]
Box office$10,750,000[3]

The African Queen is a 1952 Anglo-American jungle adventure romance movie. It is based on the 1935 story The African Queen by C. S. Forester. The movie was directed by John Huston. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. It is set in Africa in 1914.

Bogart won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance. The movie has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, with the Library of Congress deeming it "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".


  1. Company Information. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  2. Rudy Behlmer, Behind the Scenes, Samuel French, 1990 p 239
  3. Box Office Information for The African Queen. The Numbers. Retrieved November 11, 2012.

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