The African Queen has something for everybody. It is a war, romance, comedy, action/adventure, travel log movie of the highest caliber. Katherine Hepburn shines as the stalwart, English, spinster, Rose Sayer, who finds herself alone in Africa when her missionary brother dies as a result of an attack on their village by the Germans in 1914. Humphrey Bogart raises the bar with his performance as the drunkard, Canadian riverboat captain, Charles Alnaugh, who rescues her. Rose formulates a plan to aid the war effort and their rescue that has the two of them braving their way down river through rapids, past a German fort, to a lake where they will destroy the huge German ship that stands between them and their countrymen. Mr. Alnaugh humors her at first feigning support for her plan. When he can take no more, confrontation ensues. Her resolve far surpasses his better judgment and he takes them on a trip that he knows will surely end both of their lives. The story is a testament of what two extremes can endure when they meet in the middle and is a tale that will endure forever.