Thursday, June 16, 2011

Douglas, Michigan The African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn

June 16, Movie night at the Saugatuck Douglas Public Library

Filmed in 1952 and Directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.

In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

This great classic has everything you could ask for - two fine stars who could carry the show by themselves, and a story full of adventure, drama, humor, and romance. It's a lot of fun to watch, and it is also a film you can admire for the expert way it was put together.

Bogart and Hepburn not only give great performances, they are also wonderful together, and they make the on-screen relationship between their characters believable and interesting - it's great to watch as it develops. The adventures that they find are that much more entertaining for the way that you come to care about them. The story itself is exciting, too, with a lot of ups and downs for the heroes. Topping it off are the wonderful settings, with a lot of fine shots of wild animals and jungle scenery - there is always plenty to look at, and it also sets off the action nicely.

Thursday Night Film Series at the Saugatuck-Douglas District Library, 7 pm. Admission is free. Free Popcorn, Courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

If you need a place to snooze after the movie, we do have a room available tonight at the Sherwood Forest Bed and give us a call at 800-838-1246

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