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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 Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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TITANIC in Emotion...in Spectacle...in Climax...in Cast!

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Drama | History | Romance

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13 July 1953 (UK)  »

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Nearer My God to Thee  »

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$1,805,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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To ensure authenticity, the producers recruited a former captain of the Queen Elizabeth as a technical consultant, and no background music was played during the feature film-the only music heard was that of the musicians aboard the ship. See more »

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When the college crowd is gathered around the piano, singing along, the pianist, a young man with a distinctive hair cut, is suddenly replaced in the next shot by an older man with a different haircut. See more »

Quotes

Annette Sturges: Mama, you should have protested. It's a really bad table. There's not a person we know at the end of this room.
Julia Sturges: Be brave Annette. These tragedies happen sometimes in life.
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Soundtracks

Yard by Yard
(1909) (uncredited)
(Williams College fight song)
Music by Clarence F. Brown and Hamilton B. Wood
Lyrics by Clarence F. Brown and L.S. Potter
Sung by Robert Wagner and friends
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A Film to Remember
15 July 2001 | by (okc, ok) – See all my reviews

When I was young I was probably the only kid in years who had checked out our library's copy of Walter Lord's "A Night to Remember." It began a lifelong fascination with the ill-fated liner. I was home sick on the couch a short time later when I saw this film for the first time on TV. Forty years later, I still remember how this movie touched me then. Even then I was hooked -- not just because the film dealt with the Titanic, but for some visceral reason I couldn't put my finger on. Still can't -- decades later. I'm not ashamed to say I continue to get choked up by the scene where Webb is on the slanting deck with his "son", telling the boy he's never been prouder of him. Fast forward several years and I'm sitting on the couch watching this film with my own son for the first time. Sure enough, I'm having a tough time not losing it all during the Webb and son scene (especially poignant now) when I sneak a peek over at my boy. I've seen him cry maybe two or three times in his whole life yet there he sat with unmistakably moist eyes. What a moment to share. I'm very happy to see so many other people here feel positively toward this movie. One of the defining movie experiences of my life.


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