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The story of the sinking of the British luxury liner Titanic in 1912.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Sigrid Olinsky
Hans Nielsen ...
Kirsten Heiberg ...
Gloria
Ernst Fritz Fürbringer ...
Sir Bruce Ismay (as E.F. Fürbringer)
Karl Schönböck ...
Charlotte Thiele ...
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Franz Schafheitlin ...
Hunderson
Sepp Rist ...
Jan
Claude Farell ...
Manniküre Hedi (as Monika Burg)
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Storyline

Building the Titanic has been a huge financial effort, and White Star Line president Ismay wants her maiden voyage to hit the headlines. He urges Captain Smith to make the fastest possible crossing to New York. When iceberg warnings come in, the captain must ask himself if he is willing to risk the safety of his ship just to please Ismay. Written by Wilhelm Noeker <wnoeker@t-online.de>

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7 February 1950 (West Germany)  »

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1.37 : 1
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After the end of World War II, "Titanic" became one of the numerous German "trophy films" that were requisitioned by the Soviets, dubbed into Russian and screened across the Soviet Bloc. To this day, many older Russian people mistakenly consider this film to be a Russian production. See more »

Goofs

The iceberg that the Titanic hit was small in the film but the iceberg that the Titanic hit was larger. See more »

Quotes

Sigrid Olinsky: You take me for a spoiled, superficial woman who indulges her every whim, don't you?
1st Officer Petersen: Now, it would seem discourteous if I didn't insist on the contrary.
Sigrid Olinsky: Then I wouldn't want to disappoint you again, so you must be right. And my whim is to prove to you that I will do anything I want.
1st Officer Petersen: That won't be difficult since, as the First Officer, it is my duty to fulfill the wishes of the passengers as much as possible.
Sigrid Olinsky: But there must be things you're expressly forbidden to do.
1st Officer Petersen: Of course. For example, I'm ...
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Soundtracks

Unter Donner und Blitz (Thunder and Lightning Polka)
(uncredited)
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Despite the anti-wealth propaganda this is a good movie
7 August 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

This is Titanic as you've probably never seen it before. One would think it was more a communist propaganda film than a Nazi one, since all of the villains of the piece are the rich while the poor workers are the heroes. Its a film that has a definite point of view, and right or wrong, is certainly one that keeps things interesting to watch.

Centering on the rich owners of the White Star Line and the rich passengers on the ship, this film is in large part about how the greed of the rich led to the destruction of "society". A large portion of the early part of this film has to do with manipulating stock before the Titanic breaks a speed record allowing the owners to get even richer. The plan seems to backfire and as the rich try to pick up the pieces the ship hits an iceberg. There are also several other story lines running through this film, including a healthy dose of romance, so don't think its all business.

While some of the interior model shots of the sinking are obviously models, the scenes of panic and the real human drama makes this a film to watch. Its understandable why the Nazi's banned this film as upsetting, these people are in panic mode. I read somewhere that this film showed the ship breaking in half. Kino's DVD doesn't appear to show that, although the final slide under the waves is really too dark to see.

While not a perfect film its a good one. Certainly its one with enough talking points that you could very well talk about the film on every level for many hours after its finished running. Frankly There is so much to discuss that I'm having a hard time keeping this entry brief.

If you love film, if you love Titanic stories, if you love seeing something different then see this movie.

7 out of 10, but you'll be talking about so much more than most other movies you've seen in years.


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