The African Queen

Produced by Romulus Films Ltd., released 1951 by United Artists, color 35mm negative, 1.33:1 screen ratio, mono sound, 105 mins., Laserdisc released 1993.

Rose's map
1909 map




Although based on a novel, and filmed in Uganda, this adventure narrative was about German East Africa in World War I. The names of places and characters were fictitious in the film, but the British did mount a heroic campaign to defeat the German gunboats on Lake Tanganyka.


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