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Titanic (1953)

Approved  |   |  Drama, History, Romance  |  13 July 1953 (UK)
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An unhappy married couple deal with their problems on board the ill-fated ship.

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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

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Drama | History | Romance

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Nearer My God to Thee  »

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$1,805,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The poem that Julia recites to Gifford is "When I Was One-and-Twenty", number XIII by A.E. Housman from his book "A Shropshire Lad". See more »

Goofs

The Titanic did not hit the iceberg on its port side. See more »

Quotes

Maude Young: I've seen that look before. He's a runaway.
Earl Meeker: From what, some woman?
Maude: No, he's running too fast for that.
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Sung by Robert Wagner and friends
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The BEST 'Titanic' Movie..
8 September 2003 | by (Palm Springs, CA USA) – See all my reviews

The 1997 version was very pretty and had some pretty stunning effects, but this 1953 version had, by far, the best storyline, far better actors and was more engrossing all around. Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb made a fine team and their story added so much to the tragic environment. The excellent acting made up for the dated special effects, though the long shots of the ship going down are quite good, even by today's standards.


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