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Titanic (1953)

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An unhappy married couple deal with their problems on board the ill-fated ship.

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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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Release Date:

21 August 1953 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Nearer My God to Thee  »

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Budget:

$1,805,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Working titles for this film were "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Passenger List." See more »

Goofs

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

Julia Sturges: Oh Richard, where did we miss out on each other? I beg your pardon, Sir. I put you down as a useless man, someone to lead a cotillion.
Richard Sturges: After all, it was my major talent.
Julia Sturges: I'm sorry, sorry about everything.
Richard Sturges: We have no time to catalog our regrets. All we can do is pretend 20 years didn't happen. It's June again. You were walking under some Elm trees in a white muslin dress, the loveliest creature I ever laid eyes on. That summer, when I asked you to marry me, I pledged my eternal devotion. I would...
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Version of In Nacht und Eis (1912) See more »

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Far Above Cayuga's Waters
(ca 1870) (uncredited)
(Cornell University fight song)
Music (from the song "Annie Lisle") by H.S. Thompson (1857)
Lyrics by Archibald Croswell-Weeks and Wilmot Moses Smith (ca 1870)
Sung by Robert Wagner and friends
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Wonderful
12 August 2002 | by (Taylor, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Just a precaution: If you are expecting a completely accurate historical account of the night with all the scientific details neatly in place, look elsewhere. This film instead focuses (touchingly) on the human drama involved with the ship, with many of the elements of real passengers' accounts rolled into the story of Clifton Webb and wife Barbara Stanwyck (Both excellent; when Isn't Barbara Stanwyck excellent?) and their children. A few real characters are involved, but for the most part the drama surrounding the fictional characters is in the forefront. A beautiful and striking account, the film deserved a few more Oscars than it got, primarily for Miss Stanwyck and a supporting Oscar for Robert Wagner, who does wonderfully in his role.


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