At the start of the first World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.

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  1. John Huston

    Director, Screenplay

  2. James Agee


  3. C. S. Forester


Top Billed Cast

  1. Humphrey Bogart

    Humphrey Bogart

    Charlie Allnut

  2. Кэтрин Хепберн

    Кэтрин Хепберн

    Rose Sayer

  3. Robert Morley

    Robert Morley

    Rev. Samuel Sayer

  4. Peter Bull

    Peter Bull

    Captain of Louisa

  5. Theodore Bikel

    Theodore Bikel

    First Officer

  6. Walter Gotell

    Walter Gotell

    Second Officer

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

Budget $1,300,000.00

Revenue $10,750,000.00

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Release Information

  • December 23, 1951
    G, Theatrical



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