The Wait is Over

The African Queen DVD coverAt long last, a favorite entry on myriad “why isn’t this on DVD?” lists must now cede its place to others.  Based on the novel by C.S. Forester, The African Queen boasts the only on-screen pairing of stars Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.  Their unique chemistry was credited with adding humor to the original story’s blend of adventure, romance, and drama.  Bogart won his only Oscar for playing the gruff riverboat pilot who enjoys both his drink and his simple life in Africa. Hepburn is radiant as a spinster missionary who insists they steam up the Ulanga to torpedo a World War I German patrol boat.  Well worth the wait, The African Queen is a journey you will thank yourself for taking.