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"The African Queen": Divine Intervention

The movie The African Queen tells the story of Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart), a hard-drinker who runs a small steamboat through the shallow rivers of East Africa in the early 1900s bringing dynamite, gin, supplies, and tools to European speculators and miners. He also carries the mail to Rosie (Katherine Hepburn), a missionary. When WWI breaks out and the Germans burn Rosie's home and church, the British missionary and the Canadian boatman flee in the African Queen.

Their destination is a large lake downriver where they hope to do ...

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