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Cinemark Tinseltown presents 'The African Queen' [Movies]
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As we delve into the Fall, fans of classic cinema are in luck: Cinemark Tinseltown is getting ready to bring a large number of classics to the silver screen, giving us a rare opportunity to see some of these masterpieces in a completely encompassing sensory experience. Stay tuned for information on screenings of films such as Gone With the Wind, Young Frankenstein, E.T.

, and

The Sting.

But today! We are concerned with the 1951 film

The African Queen

, directed by John Huston (

The Maltese Falcon, Treasure of the Sierra Madre

). The great Humphrey Bogart (who won his only Oscar for his role in this film) stars as Charlie Allnut, a rough rogue of a sailor who delivers supplies to two missionaries, Samuel and Rose Sayer (Robert Morley and Katharine Hepburn, respectively), who are stationed in the village of Kungdu in East Africa. Their work is interrupted with the eruption of the Great War, and the village is burned. After her brother dies, Rose convinces Charlie to outfit his boat,

The African Queen

, as a torpedo ship and undertake a daring mission to take out the German ship

Louisa

.

Despite its immense cultural significance today, Bogart's Oscar is the only one the film received. It was nominated for three others: Best Actress (Hepburn), Best Adapted Screenplay (James Agee and John Huston), and Best Director (Huston).

The African Queen

plays twice today at Tinseltown, at 2:00 and 7:00. Tinseltown is located at 4400 Towne Center Drive in the Springhurst Shopping Center. Further information can be found at the theater's website.

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