Picture from African Queen
Overall B+

After the death of her brother Reverend Samuel Sayer (Robert Morley), who was serving in an obscure village, Rose Sayer (Katharine Hepburn) finds herself alone in the jungle. With the onset of World War I and German troops invading Africa, the prim spinster's only hope of rescue is Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart), the grumpy captain of a dilapidated boat that usually ferries supplies along the river.

Violence C+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use C

Talk to your kids about…

African Queen

How does the portrayal of alcohol and cigarette use among the leading characters in this film compare with today’s films?

Could Charlie’s reference to “Why did the chicken cross the road?” be one of the earliest tellings of this favorite childhood joke? For new answers to this thought provoking question, check out the following sites: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/chicken.htm and http://www.freemaninstitute.com/chicken.htm.