The African Queen

The African Queen (1951)

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Corrected entry: Towards the end after Charlie and Rosie almost get eaten alive by flies on the river bank. They get steam up and go to the middle of the river. Charlie says, I'll throw out the anchor. He does and they start to relax and chat. However the scenery behind them is still moving.

Correction: The scene was shot on location, on an actual boat, and you can see the anchor is out. Either the anchor chain in still playing out or the boat can move to some degree in an arc around the anchor.

Continuity mistake: When Charlie Allnut grabs a bottle of gin from the box, all the bottles in it are wrapped with paper for transport. But when Rose Sayer takes the bottles out of the box to empty them into the river, the paper is gone (from the movements of her hand/wrist, you can tell that she doesn't unwrap the paper from the bottles).

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Rose Sayer: Dear Lord, We've come to the end of our journey, and in a little while we'll stand before you. I pray for you to be merciful. Judge us not for our weaknesses, but for our love and open the doors of heaven for Charlie and me.

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