In what classic Hollywood film are the characters Rose Sayer and Charlie Allnut featured?
The African Queen
“The African Queen” is set in Africa at the beginning of World War I. The story centers around Charlie Allnut, a scruffy riverboat captain with a penchant for gin. A proper, strait-laced missionary, Rose Sayer, persuades him to use his boat “African Queen” to attack a warship. The film is one of Hollywood’s greatest classics, with iconic performances by Humphrey Bogart as Charlie Allnutt and Katharine Hepburn as Rose Sayer. Source: IMDb.com
Samuel Sayer (Robert Morley) and his sister Rose (Katharine Hepburn) are British Methodist missionaries in the village of Kungdu in German East Africa at the beginning of World War I in August/September 1914. Their mail and supplies are delivered by a small steam launch named the African Queen, helmed by the rough-and-ready Canadian boat captain Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart), whose coarse behavior they tolerate in a rather stiff manner.When Charlie warns them that war has broken out between Germany and Britain, the Sayers choose to stay on, only to witness the Germans burn down the mission village and herd the villagers away. When Samuel protests, he is beaten by a German soldier. After the Germans leave, Samuel becomes delirious with fever and soon dies. Charlie returns shortly afterward. He helps Rose bury her brother, and they set off in the African Queen.