Humphrey Bogart finally won an Oscar in 1952 for his portrayal of Charlie Allnut, a gin-soaked river rat who reluctantly joins forces with a prim Methodist missionary (Academy Award nominee Katharine Hepburn) to torpedo a German gunboat in war-torn East Africa. Academy Award nominations also went to director John Huston and literary jack-of-all-trades James Agee, who adapted C.S. Forester's novel. The disc also includes Embracing Chaos, a featurette on the making of the film.
"A perfect ensemble of cast, photography and screenplay are all subtly handled through Huston's direction, bringing out Bogart and Hepburn's performances beautifully."—Empire