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"I never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating!" Fate, in the form of WWI and an invading German army, throws Katharine Hepburn's starched and stiff-backed British missionary aboard seedy Canadian Humphrey Bogart's decrepit, titular riverboat. It is an odd-couple pairing, but in time their bickering gives way to respect and romance when the two unite against the invaders. John Huston's beloved jungle adventure earned four OscarĀ® nominations, with Bogart winning for Best Actor, beating out Marlon Brando in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and Montgomery Clift in A PLACE IN THE SUN. DIR/SCR John Huston; SCR James Agee, from the novel by C. S. Forester; PROD Sam Spiegel, John Woolf. UK/US, 1951, color, 105 min. NOT RATED

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John Huston
105 Minutes
Adventure romance


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