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Australian Arts

Searching in vain for The African Queen

1 April 2023

9:00 AM

1 April 2023

9:00 AM

What a weird world we inhabit when it comes to popular culture or indeed to any culture high or low. Recently we wanted to have a look at that grand old film The African Queen directed in 1950 by the great John Huston in the wake of The Maltese Falcon and Treasure of the Sierra Madre with Humphrey Bogart at his most earthy and Katharine Hepburn at her most stately, improbably sharing a small imperilled boat in the waters of German East Africa during the first world war.

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