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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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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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Release Date:

13 July 1953 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Nearer My God to Thee  »


Box Office


$1,805,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)


(archive footage)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


The film narrative states that 712 survived, when only 712 survived in lifeboats. See more »


Earl Meeker: Hey, you can't come up here. This is reserved for first class only.
Richard Sturges: Really. I'll do my best to behave properly.
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Edited into The Time Tunnel: Rendezvous with Yesterday (1966) See more »


Lord Jeffery Amherst
(1907) (uncredited)
(Amherst College song)
Music and Lyrics by James Shelley Hamilton
Sung by Robert Wagner and friends
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Taut, suspenseful and poignant film.
13 December 1999 | by 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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