Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In 1963, The Dick Powell Theatre aired an hour-long episode titled "Safari", starring James Coburn as a scruffy steamboat captain and Glynis Johns as an English missionary. What this really was was a pilot for a TV series based on the 1951 Humphrey Bogart- Katharine Hepburn film classic The African Queen. That pilot never sold, nor did this 60-minuter from 1977, also titled The African Queen. Warren Oates plays the Bogart role as Charlie Allnut, while Mariette Hartley steps into Hepburn's shoes as Rosie Sayer. Set in Africa during World War 1, The African Queen was filmed in the Florida everglades and was telecast for the first and last time on March 18, 1977.
attack, behind-enemy-lines, captain [military], Germany, gunboat, missionary, on-the-run, riverboat, survivor, war