The African Queen + Q&A

The African Queen, directed by John Huston and photographed in Technicolour by Jack Cardiff, is a classic American adventure film that brought Humphrey Bogart his only Oscar. It screened as part of the Jack Cardiff Season at BFI Southbank, and was followed by an exclusive Q and A with Huston's daughter, actor Anjelica Huston, and the film's script supervisor Angela Allen. Allen, as a regular Huston collaborator and a member of the crew on location in the Congo, was able to illuminate audiences on the challenges and peculiarities of the working environment, including her having to act as a stunt double for Katharine Hepburn. Anjelica Huston also shared family anecdotes, including the occasion of her birth during the shoot, and Bogey and Huston's technique for staying 'healthy' while in Africa.



 

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