The African Queen
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Ship Captain: By the authority invested in me by Kaiser William II, I pronounce you man and wife. Proceed with the execution. (01:42:10)

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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.

Rose: Dear?.. Dear?.. What is your first name?

Rose Sayer: Mr. Allnut! Mr. Allnut, you may come in out of the rain.

Charlie Allnut: Nothin' a man can't do if he sets his mind to it. Never say die. That's my motto.

Charlie: We can't do that.
Rose: How do you know? You never tried it.
Charlie: Well, yeah, but I never tried shooting myself in the head neither.

Charlie Allnut: What are you being so mean for, Miss? A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Rose Sayer: Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.

Charlie Allnut: Nobody in Africa, but yours truly, can get a good head of steam on the old African Queen.

Rose Sayer: Don't be worried, Mr. Allnut.
Charlie Allnut: Oh, I ain't worried, miss. Gave myself up for dead back when we started.

Charlie: It's a great thing to have a lady aboard with clean habits. It sets the man a good example. A man alone, he gets to living like a hog.

Charlie Allnut: I don't know why the Germans would want this God-forsaken place.
Rose Sayer: God has not forsaken this place, Mr. Allnut, as my brother's presence here bears witness.

Charlie Allnut: What a time we had Rosie, what a time we had.

Rose: I never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating.

Rose Sayer: Fancy me a heroine.

Charlie: All this fool talk about The Louisa. Goin' down the river.
Rose: What do you mean?
Charlie: I mean we ain't goin' to do nothin' of the sort.
Rose: Why, of course we're going! What an absurd idea.
Charlie: What an absurd idea! What an absurd idea! Lady, I may be a born fool, but you got ten absurd ideas to my one, an' don't you forget it.

Rose Sayer: Who do you think you are ordering me about?
Charlie Allnut: I'm the captain, that's what.

Revealing mistake: 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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Trivia: Humphrey Bogart won his only Oscar for his performance as Charlie Allnut in this film.

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