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Titanic (1943)

TV-PG  |   |  Action, Drama, History  |  7 February 1950 (West Germany)
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The story of the sinking of the British luxury liner Titanic in 1912.

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Cast overview:
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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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Nighttime location shoots, with massive amounts of studio lighting, made the production a likely target for allied bombing raids. See more »

Goofs

In a scene from the morning of April 14 (as established by a shot of a day calendar) one telegraph officer says to the other that the ship will be arriving in New York tomorrow, i.e. April 15. The Titanic wasn't due in New York until April 17. See more »

Quotes

Sigrid Olinsky: [Sigrid Olinsky and Petersen are in the billiard room, where Astor and Ismay are playing] Sir Bruce? I have a big favor to ask of you, one which you cannot refuse.
Sir Bruce Ismay: Then of course I won't.
Sigrid Olinsky: I'd like to see the engine room.
Sir Bruce Ismay: That's a wonderful idea, we will all come along!
[to Astor]
Sir Bruce Ismay: Would you be interested?
John Jacob Astor: Of course, I'll just let my wife know.
[leaves]
Sigrid Olinsky: But we'll need an expert guide. Can't Offier Petersen come along? He's not on duty at the moment.
Sir Bruce Ismay: Of course he can.
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Nearer My God To Thee
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Written by Sarah F. Adams (as Sarah Flower Adams) and Lowell Mason
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Curious and Confusing
22 March 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

The "Titanic" disaster movie sails again; and, this time, it's a German World War II propaganda film. The responsibility for the sinking is explicitly revealed at the end; and, if you pay attention, it should come as no surprise. There are some nicely staged scenes in the film. Hans Nielsen (as Petersen) is the heroic German, who tries to warn the decadent British about the iceberg. Sybille Schmitz (as Sigrid) offers a striking, sympathetic characterization; she and Mr. Nielsen are the doomed "lovers"… well, potential lovers, anyway.

It is confusing to have strong German performers portraying wartime "enemy" (mostly British) people unsympathetically (most of the time). And, It is curious that the Germans produced their version of "Titanic" during World War II. The story of a British ship in peril isn't exactly what you'd expect Nazi Germany to consider strong story material. What were they expecting… audiences to cheer the sinking? Perhaps the film's thesis doesn't work because some of those involved had the humanity to realize their government was wrong.

***** Titanic (11/10/43) Herbert Selpin, Werner Klingler ~ Hans Nielsen, Sybille Schmitz, Otto Wernicke, Ernst Fritz Furbringer


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