The African Queen

The African Queen (1951)

Plot summary

Hepburn is a shrill missionary, Bogart is a crude sailor-type. The Germans come and kill everybody but Hepburn and Bogart get away on his boat. Then they have to try to get past the German ship.

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When the boat is supposedly surrounded by a swarm of flies, they're really just relatively few flies trapped between two panes of glass in front of the camera lens. Evidence: whenever the camera moves, the "swarm" moves with it against the background, and you can even see some of the insects walking on the surface of the glass.

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Humphrey Bogart won his only Oscar for his performance as Charlie Allnut in this film.

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