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‘The African Queen’ returns to theaters for its 70th anniversary


Starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, the 1951 film is arguably one of the best ever made.

COLORADO, UNITED STATES – Director John Huston’s 1951 movie classic, “The African Queen,” returns to theaters as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics Series.

The film will be screened in theaters nationwide on Sunday July 18 and Wednesday July 21.

Starring Oscar-winning Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, “The African Queen” tells the story of two mismatched strangers joining forces for a common cause. Charlie, Bogie’s river rat, and Rose, Hepburn’s missionary, reluctantly join forces to torpedo a German gunboat in war-torn East Africa.

Humphrey Bogart won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role while Hepburn and Huston were nominated for Best Actress and Best Director respectively.

“The African Queen” was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1994.

Featured as part of Turner Classic Movies (TCM) classics by Fathom Events, the film will be presented with fresh perspectives and perspectives from TCM hosts.

“The African Queen” tickets are available at fathomevents.com or at the ticket offices of participating theaters.

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The TCM Big Screen Classics series continues throughout the year with “Citizen Kane” and “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” among the films set to return to the big screen this year.

“Year after year, the TCM Big Screen Classics series has proven to be one of our most requested programming,” said Tom Lucas, vice president of studio relations for Fathom Events in a statement. “We are delighted to offer another exciting film lineup in a variety of genres – from comedies to musicals to award-winning dramas, there is something for everyone.”

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