The African Queen (1951) Poster


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Followed by 

The African Queen (1977) (TV Movie)

Edited into 

Hollywood: The Dream Factory (1972) (TV Movie)
clips used


Casablanca (1942)
In "Casablanca", Rick, played by Humphrey Bogart, mentions how a ship's captain can marry people. In "The African Queen" Charlie Allnut, again played by Bogart, gets married to Rosie by a ship's captain.

Referenced in 

Stardust in Your Eyes (1953) (Short)
Slavin does an impression of Bogart in "African Queen" saying "There's nothing more I hate than leeches, Rosie"
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Particularly amusing is that the Lauren Bacall character refers to the "old" lead actor of "African Queen" but can't call his name, when the actor was in fact Humprhey Bogart, Ms. Bacall's husband, 25 years her senior.
Hollywood and the Stars (1963) (TV Series)
Series first episode "A Man Called Bogart" (1.!) has Bogart winning the Oscar
Freewheelers: Recipe for Danger: Part 4: Bring to the Boil (1968) (TV Episode)
Bill Cowan describes the plan to turn the ship into a floating bomb as "like in The African Queen".
Play It Again, Sam (1972)
There is a poster for the film in Allan's apartment.
Sanford and Son: Home Sweet Home for the Aged (1973) (TV Episode)
Fred mentions the film in a conversation.
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Hepburn lays an analogous role and a raft substitutes for the Queen.
Sneak Previews: Taxi Driver, The Man Who Would Be King, Hester Street, Manson, The Story of Adele H. (1976) (TV Episode)
In his review of "The Man Who Would Be King" (1976), Roger Ebert lists other John Huston movies, including this one.
City Lights: Episode dated 10 October 1979 (1979) (TV Episode)
Armchair Thriller: High Tide: Part 1 (1980) (TV Episode)
C.S. Forester's book can be seen at Helen's house.
Barney Miller: Paternity (1981) (TV Episode)
Manager gives this as an example of a movie that didn't generate ticket revenue, forcing him to change lineups to horror films like "Arbor Day" and "Mermaids from Hell".
Tales of the Unexpected: The Luncheon (1983) (TV Episode)
Discussed by Susan and Tony at lunch.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Lauren Bacall/Pete Fountain/Jim Fowler (1983) (TV Episode)
Lauren Bacall comments on her late husband Humphrey Bogart's movie with Katharine Hepburn
Notes from Under the Volcano (1984)
mentioned once
Observations Under the Volcano (1984)
Mentioned by the narrator.
Junior (1985)
Jo talks about 'The African Queen' while taking leeches off of K.C.
The Beachcombers: Mystery Tour (1986) (TV Episode)
Lady Pamela mentions the movie by name.
Gimme a Break!: Someday My Prince... (1987) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
Siskel & Ebert: The Duxorcist/Walker/Manon of the Spring/The Dead (1987) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Dead" review.
Turn on to T-Bag: The African Queen (1988) (TV Episode)
Title and plot references
High Spirits (1988)
White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
Eastwood's John Wilson's obsession wih shooting an elephant is analagous to Huston.
Home and Away: Episode #1.615 (1990) (TV Episode)
Adam and Marilyn watch this on TV
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures: Birds of a Feather Stick to the Roof of Your Mouth (1990) (TV Episode)
Bill and Ted meet a Humphrey Bogart-like caricature who takes them through the African jungle on his boat.
Degrassi High: The All Nighter (1990) (TV Episode)
There is a poster of the film in Drama Class.
Degrassi High: Showtime: Part 1 (1991) (TV Episode)
There is a poster of the film in Drama Class.
Popcorn (1991)
Title of this film is shown on a movie collage in a theater.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Poster is shown in a video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "African Queen Babies"
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991)
mentioned once
As Time Goes By: The Copper Kettle (1992) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Day the Earth Froze (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom: "John Huston's The African Log"
Rocko's Modern Life: No Pain, No Gain/Who Gives a Buck? (1993) (TV Episode)
One of the rowing choices that Rocko tries to pick but ends up not.
Self Catering (1994) (TV Movie)
"Nature is something for us to rise above"
Wings: B.S. I Love You (1996) (TV Episode)
One of Leonard's stories about his "life" is really from The African Queen.
The Walt Disney World Explorer (1996) (Video Game)
Mentioned as being the inspiration for the Jungle Cruise
Bogart: The Untold Story (1996) (TV Movie)
subtitle on clip
Deep Rising (1998)
Ronin: In the Ronin Cutting Room (1998) (Video)
This John Huston film is referred to.
Homicide: Life on the Street: A Case of Do or Die (1999) (TV Episode)
One of the movies Blowen ruined by shouting at the screen.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Future War (1999) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Meanwhile, in 'The African Queen', Bogart and Hepburn pick leeches off each other."
Hamlet (2000)
Video box seen in Blockbuster Video during "To Be Or Not to Be"
SeaChange: Adversely Possessed (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Laura Gibson as being among a choice of videos for she and Warwick Munro to watch together.
The Red Green Show: The Beaver Dam (2000) (TV Episode)
Red, Dalton and Mike talk about 'The African Queen' when they are discussing blowing up the beaver dam with a torpedo
Die Harald Schmidt Show: Show #892 - Humphrey Bogarts Filme & Der große Türklinkentest (2001) (TV Episode)
Talk about movies with Humphrey Bogart
Mule Skinner Blues (2001)
While scouting locations, the subject of the film comes across a junked boat and says that it could've been used in "The African Queen."
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Majestic (2001)
Mysterious Ways: Listen (2002) (TV Episode)
One of Declan's students mentiosn the film and its stars.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Rosie pours all the gin after she got mad at Bogart, in Pirates Elizabeth fires all the rum after she got mad at Sparrow
Biography: Humphrey Bogart (2003) (TV Episode)
Trailer and behind-the-scenes footage used, film discussed
Jack (2004) (TV Movie)
character talks about seeing it
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store and in Scotty's apartment.
Brunnen (2005)
mentioned by narrator
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
A Streetcar in Hollywood (2006) (Video)
Karl Malden mentions this film.
Rogue (2007)
mentioned in dialogue
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures: Fright of the Bumblebees (2009) (Video Game)
There's a book in one of the book shelves with the title "The African Queen Bee".
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.21 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "War Films"
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics (2009) (TV Movie)
poster; mentioned by Omar Sharif in discussion of Sam Spiegel
The Cost of Living: Creating the Prowler (2011) (Video)
Rode mentions this film.
Archer: Pipeline Fever (2011) (TV Episode)
Sterling calls Lana the African Queen and then confuses Audrey Hepburn with Katharine Hepburn.
Geek Charming (2011) (TV Movie)
mentioned by the geeks at the cafeteria
Swandown (2012)
Iain Sinclair compares his experience to that of The African Queen
Rewind This! (2013)
It is referenced on the back cover of a video movie.
Brows Held High: Yeelen (2013) (TV Episode)
another film set in the heart of Africa
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
mentioned in award ceremony footage
Alléluia (2014)
Mentioned by Michel.
Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)
wax figures of Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn are shown.
The Simpsons: The Burns Cage (2016) (TV Episode)
The image of Lisa and Jack on The African Queen boat is a reference to the film.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.84 (2017) (TV Episode)
correct response in "A Film Classic" category
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Land Time Forgot (2017) (TV Episode)
"This is where they run into Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn."
Modern Family: Royal Visit (2018) (TV Episode)
Jay says he took Joe to see this movie in Cinemascope
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: "Der Polyp - Die Bestie mit den Todesarmen" (2018) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Rütten, recalling John Huston's career

Featured in 

Road to Bali (1952)
A shot of Charlie Allnutt pulling the African Queen is seen after they land on the sedge island.
Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) (TV Movie)
Bogart pulling boat through swamp
Hollywood and the Stars: The Man Called Bogart (1963) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
The 40th Annual Academy Awards (1968) (TV Special)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1988)
Romantic encounter betrween Hepburn and Bogart.
Bogart: The Untold Story (1996) (TV Movie)
clips with Katharine Hepburn
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #17 on the list.
Siskel & Ebert: The Bill Clinton Interview (2000) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)
Brendan watches this movie on TV
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (2001) (TV Special)
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Katharine Hepburn Tribute
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #48 on the list.
Empire: The World's Best Movie Quiz (2006) (Video Game)
Clips used and trailer included
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #65 on the list.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD Extra Extra segment.
Wheel of Fortune: Dads & Grads 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown with promotional prize wedge (for a home theater system) on the wheel
Hollywood's Top Ten: Romantic Adventures (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention, clips shown
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
Clip shown
Alléluia (2014)
Michel and Gloria watch it at the cinema.
Five Came Back: The Mission Begins (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Five Came Back: The Price of Victory (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #5.3 (1971) (TV Episode)
Movie parody.
Muppet Babies: The Air Conditioner at the End of the Galaxy (1988) (TV Episode)
most of episode parodies this
Flushed Away (2006)
The engine of Rita's boat makes the same ticking sound as 'The African Queen'.

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