Sunday Classic Trailer Picks 004: The African Queen (1951)

african_queen_xlgLet’s face it, the purpose of a trailer is to sell a movie. To put butts in seats. And one of the best ways to do that is through the use of hyperbole.

See something you’ve never seen before!

This is the greatest [whatever genre the movie falls into] film of all time!

You won’t believe your eyes!

You won’t believe your ears!

You won’t believe your fingers!

You won’t believe somebody put up the money to make this movie!

Of course, few films can actually live up to all the hype that surrounds them before they come out. Fortunately, some do. One of those is 1951’s The African Queen.

What do you think? Does the trailer make you want to see the film? Does it live up to this amount of hype? And do you know of any really good trailers? Or are there any classic films you’d like to see trailers for?   Let me know in the comment below.

Until next time, Happy Viewing!

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One comment on “Sunday Classic Trailer Picks 004: The African Queen (1951)

  1. jcalberta says:

    Huston ! Hepburn ! Bogey ! Who needs a trailer ?

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