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‘The African Queen’ opens in Los Angeles 60 years ago today (1951)

Video: 'The African Queen' trailer

(Sunday, December 23, 1951)The African Queen, an adventure drama film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester, opened today in Los Angeles, in order to qualify for the 1951 Oscars.

The film, directed by John Huston, stars Humphrey Bogart (who won the Academy Award for Best Actor – his only Oscar), and Katharine Hepburn with Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Richard Marner and Theodore Bikel.