The African Queen

The marina at the Holiday Inn Key Largo (Mile Marker 100) is home to the original boat used in the classic 1951 movie, The African Queen, which was directed by legendary director John Huston and starred Humphrey Bogart (Bogie won his only Academy Award for his memorable role as Charlie Allnut), Katherine Hepburn (Rose Sayer) and Robert Morley (Rev. Samuel Sayer). The film was adapted from a 1935 novel by C. S. Forester. Built in Lytham, England, in 1912, the African Queen was used by the British East Africa Company on the Victoria Nile and Lake Albert until 1968.


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