About

At the start of the first World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.

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Directed by

John Huston

Written by

John Huston (Screenplay)
C. S. Forester (Author)
James Agee (Screenplay)
Peter Viertel (Screenplay)
John Collier (Screenplay)

Runtime

105 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

The greatest adventure a man ever lived … with a woman!

Cast

Keywords

world war i missionary boat faith river patriotism africa canadian leech hope desperation animal species methodist church congo boat wedding hippopotamus giraffe moqukito gin tanzania

Photos

Lists

#613 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#65 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#14 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Humphrey Bogart

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay John Huston

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Director John Huston