“The African Queen” in Black and White

The African Queen (1951) has Humphrey Bogart floating down an African river in an old steamer boat with Katharine Hepburn after her church in the middle of the jungle is burned down by some classic Evil Germans. She’s a good and proper Christian lady and he’s a drunk, but their trials and tribulations bring them closer together. Although it’s a classic that may not be great, “The African Queen” is easy entertainment. You can put it on and not worry about the plot and just enjoy the company of Bogart and Hepburn. My only complaint is the colour. It’s wrong to view any movie with Humphrey Bogart in colour. Turning the colour setting to zero on our TV transforms the movie from kind of ugly, really, to a classic black and white. I don’t think I could have watched it in colour.