Third Reich's Nazi propaganda epic about a heroic fictional German officer on board of the RMS Titanic. On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable ship hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and starts to go down.
On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an iceberg into the new ship's path... See full summary »
Shane Van Dyke
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In 1848 NYC, a Frenchwoman visits exiled former French Marshal Thevenet to ask for his financial help in behalf of his French grandson but Thevenet's house staff schemes to kill him and take his fortune.
Unhappily married and uncomfortable with life among the British upper crust, Julia Sturges takes her two children and boards the Titanic for America. Her husband Richard also arranges passage on the doomed luxury liner in order to let him have custody of their two children. Their problems soon seem minor when the ship hits an iceberg.Written by
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Audrey Dalton commented that Barbara Stanwyck was very good to her, highlighting how Stanwyck helped her in a scene where the two of them walked out of the dining room in a long shot. Stanwyck was very thin while Dalton was fuller in the hips, and their contrasting figures looked awkward in the shot. So Stanwyck worked out with the director where she would extend her arm around Dalton's shoulder as they walked away, hiding Dalton's backside behind Stanwyck's gown. See more »
The Home Port of Titanic was Liverpool, which is written on the stern of the ship. In this movie, the port is listed as "South Hampton". See more »
Gifford "Giff" Rogers:
I don't think it's so serious. We'll get help.
I think so too.
Gifford "Giff" Rogers:
I'll bet there are practically seven or eight ships coming right now. But, anyway, just in case we get on different boats and you get to New York first... would you mind calling home for me?
Of course not. They'll be worried.
Gifford "Giff" Rogers:
There's just Jackie - that's my kid sister. You can tell her I didn't win any medal, but that I bought her a pocketbook instead. With beads on it. It was supposed to get there for Easter.
You'll be there to ...
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Compelling, emotional version of the famous sinking
I just saw this film again. The only other time I saw it was probably 40 years ago on "Saturday Night at the Movies," when it made a powerful impression. It still does, in part thanks to the marvelous acting of Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck, who looks particularly lovely in this movie. They and their young son and daughter are the focus of the story. Both wonderful actors, if they seem an unlikely couple at first, you probably won't think so by the end of the movie, they are so superb.
In this version, Stanwyck is actually leaving her husband (Webb), unbeknownst to him, but when he realizes what's happening, he bribes the father in a lower class for his ticket. Webb is a social climbing, superficial man, and his American wife wants more for her kids than snobbery, arranged marriages, and a series of hotels instead of a home, so she is going back to her family with the children. What happens to Webb and Stanwyck's relationship during the voyage is powerful, touching - and, alas, too late.
While on board, a young, gorgeous Robert Wagner plays a college student suitor to the daughter, played by Audrey Dalton. Webb's last scene with Stanwyck will leave you in tears, and if it doesn't, there's also the poignant scene on deck with his son, Norman, which is beautiful.
I don't pretend to be an expert on the Titanic - however, I know a little more than a friend at work who, announcing she was seeing the Cameron version when it first came out, said, "Don't tell me how it ends." I realize that the Fox script drew a good deal of information from the navigation reports of the ship; however, I saw a documentary which showed footage of this film while it demonstrated that in this telling, the underwater scene shows the iceberg hitting on the wrong side.
I have also seen "A Night to Remember," which I also remember as being a very emotional experience. Perhaps it's the story that tugs at our hearts, or the site of that huge vessel sliding beneath the surface. Whatever it is, this is a truly engrossing and heartwrenching film.
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