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Saturday Afternoon at the Movies – The African Queen (1951)
Saturday, July 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Members & guests–free with Amazon Prime. Registered attendees will receive details to join the discussion via Zoom. To RSVP, please scroll down.
Watch the film any time before the discussion–or enjoy the discussion and be persuaded to view it after! Adapted from a novel by C.S. Forester, The African Queen stars Humphrey Bogart in his Oscar-winning portrayal of Charlie Allnut, the slovenly, gin-swilling captain of a tramp steamer called the African Queen, which ships supplies to small East African villages during World War I. Katharine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the maiden-lady sister of a prim British missionary, Rev. Samuel Sayer (Robert Morley). When Germans invade and Samuel dies, Allnut offers to take Rose back to civilization. She can’t tolerate his drinking or bad manners; he isn’t crazy about her imperious, judgmental attitude. However it does not take long before their passionate dislike turns to love. Together the disparate duo work to ensure their survival on the treacherous waters and devise an ingenious way to destroy a German gunboat. Join a group discussion led by Village member Mel Washburn via Zoom at 3:00 PM.
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