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The African Queen (1951)
anyone remember a B&W African Queen?
I remember this movie being shown all the time on Channel 9 in Chicago as a kid and it was almost always shown in b&w. I remember them making a big deal when they would air it in color. The screen shots here at IMDb are in b&w too. However, The movie is listed here as in color and I've only ever seen it in color since those channel 9 showings as a kid in the early eighties. It's airing on TCM tonight in color and they didn't say anything about it ever being in b&w in the intro. The color of the movie doesn't look like it was "colorized" either, (The inside of mouths is usually a good indicator of colorized films. In African Queen all the color appears genuine and there is no trace of the occasional grey tongue or greyness between teeth.).
Anyone know anything about a b&w African Queen? How was it originally shown in theaters? Was it just the TV showings of it that were in b&w, if so -why? (And, no, we didn't ever have a b&w TV so I'm not confused - beside the screen shots here are b&w too)