Film Show: The African Queen

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Date(s) - Tuesday 05/07/2022
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm

Primrose Hill Community Library


Starring Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn

Directed by John Huston

GB/USA     1951   103 minutes


Take two legendary co-stars, a rip-roaring boys’ own story, a fearless director and an eventful location shoot in Zaire and Uganda and you get The African Queen – John Huston’s classic adventure movie.

During World War One, a hard-drinking river trader (Bogart, giving an Oscar-winning performance) and a prim missionary (Hepburn) are forced to take a hazardous trip down the Congo together after her village is destroyed.   The odd companions encounter tropical hazards, nefarious German officers and surprising romance before their final confrontation with an enemy gunboat.

This romantic river epic is one of those surprising patchwork films that really work, a splendidly successful mixture of comedy, character and derring-do.


Doors open 7.15pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm

£8.00, in cash, including a glass of wine.   Tickets, up to two per person, on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door.

While we do not wish to insist upon it, given the current levels of Covid, we would request that people attending the film show kindly consider wearing a mask during the screening itself as a courtesy to others, thank you.