The African Queen is a truly heartwarming, comical and thrilling
account of two lovers in Africa during World War I. Charlie Allnut
played by Humphrey Bogart is the captain of an old riverboat, The
African Queen, and makes his living carrying mail and supplies to
the local mine and villages. He likes his gin, and is content with
his idyllic life.
Sayer played by Kate is a middle-aged English spinster who has spent
her entire life following in the footsteps of her brother played
by Robert Morley who is a missionary preacher in Africa, where Rose
is his assistant. Rose is very prim and straitlaced, and has never
1914, German troops overrun the preachers village and cause his
death. Charlie, out of pity, takes her under his wing; but Rose's
Grief becomes anger directed towards the Germans, and the unwilling
Charlie has no choice but to cooperate in a plot to sink the German
cruiser 'Louisa' on a downstream lake.