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Titanic (1953)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Romance | 13 July 1953 (UK)
An unhappily married couple struggle to deal with their problems while 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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Release Date:

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Nearer My God to Thee  »

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Budget:

$1,805,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Throughout the sinking, the list increases and decreases between shots instead of methodically increasing. A port-starboard list is also often shown, when, through flooding at the front, the only noticeable tilt would have been bow-stern. 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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Connections

Featured in Timewatch: Myths of the Titanic (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Glow Worm
(1902) (uncredited)
Music by Paul Lincke
Played by the band on the Titanic
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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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