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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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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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Nearer My God to Thee  »

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$1,805,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

During the boarding of the lifeboats, Norman changes seats with a woman who arrives at the last moment when the boat was completely full. This was inspired by the action of a Mexican passenger in first class named Manuel Uruchurtu, who did the same thing to a woman from second class who was refused a seat on the lifeboat. After he gave up his seat to her, he asked her to travel to Mexico, if she survived, and tell his wife what happened. His body was never found. See more »

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The song that the students are singing, "Yard by Yard", was published in 1926, 14 years after the movie takes place. See more »

Quotes

Maude: [after Richard has rejected his son Norman and refused to play in the shuffleboard match with him] It certainly clouded up. Well, word'll do it faster than a hickory stick any time.
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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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Taut, suspenseful and poignant film.
13 December 1999 | by (Fayetteville,NC USA) – See all my reviews

I am a Barbara Stanwyck fan first and foremost. I have never seen her make a false move on film. I could name several films that were Oscar-worthy for Barbara, this is definitely near the top. Titanic is an excellent film. It is taut and to the point. No fluff, just substance. Knowing that all of the family won't survive is heart-wrenching. The ending is poignant and ironic and the life lessons are clear. There are surprises at every turn. Everyone in the film turns in top notch performances. I was just simply blown away! They definitely don't make them like this anymore. Rent it, buy it or check it out at your local library, but see it!


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