MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 780 this week

A Night to Remember (1958)

7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 9,429 users  
Reviews: 141 user | 61 critic

An account of the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic in 1912.

Director:

(as Roy Baker)

Writers:

(from the book by), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

Keith Simanton talks with the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 16 Jun 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 05 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 24 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 08 Jul 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 29 Jun 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Night to Remember (1958)

A Night to Remember (1958) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Night to Remember.

User Polls

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Titanic (1953)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A mystery writer and his newlywed wife move into a Greenwich Village apartment and find themselves with a corpse and a half dozen red herrings.

Director: Richard Wallace
Stars: Loretta Young, Brian Aherne, Jeff Donnell
Titanic (1943)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of the sinking of the British luxury liner Titanic in 1912.

Directors: Herbert Selpin, Werner Klingler
Stars: Sybille Schmitz, Hans Nielsen, Kirsten Heiberg
S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie 1979)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Titanic disaster is depicted, primarily as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.

Director: William Hale
Stars: David Janssen, Cloris Leachman, Harry Andrews
Atlantic (1929)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A heavily fictionalized version of the RMS Titanic story.

Director: Ewald André Dupont
Stars: Franklin Dyall, Madeleine Carroll, John Stuart
Titanic (1996)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The story of the 1912 sinking of the largest luxury liner ever built, the tragedy that befell over two thousand of the rich and famous as well as of the poor and unknown passengers aboard the doomed ship.

Director: Robert Lieberman
Stars: Peter Gallagher, George C. Scott, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Titanica (1995)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Titanica reveals the clearest motion pictures ever captured of the Titanic. Witness startling images of the long-lost ruin contrasted with never-before-seen 1912 archival photos showing her... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Low
Stars: Leonard Nimoy
Titanic (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The world's largest ship, the Titanic, meets with disaster when it strikes an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

Stars: Peter McDonald, Steven Waddington, Glen Blackhall
Titanic II (Video 2010)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.6/10 X  

On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship's ... See full summary »

Director: Shane Van Dyke
Stars: Shane Van Dyke, Marie Westbrook, Bruce Davison
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An American war correspondent falls in love with a BBC reporter, but their relationship seems doomed from the start.

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan, Glynis Johns
Titanic: Blood and Steel (TV Series 2012)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The construction of the RMS Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast against the background of union riots, political and religious conflicts, and a romance between a young ambitious engineer and an Italian immigrant.

Stars: Kevin Zegers, Alessandra Mastronardi, Derek Jacobi
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  

As all of their friends come back from their first semester at college, Thomas (Thomas Sloan) and Nathan (Nathan Pelland) decide to have one last big party together. Everything seems fine ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Pelland
Stars: Courtney Barker, Celeste Celestino, James Fite
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ronald Allen ...
Robert Ayres ...
...
Anthony Bushell ...
John Cairney ...
Jill Dixon ...
Jane Downs ...
James Dyrenforth ...
...
Kenneth Griffith ...
Harriette Johns ...
Frank Lawton ...
Richard Leech ...
...
Edit

Storyline

A successful attempt at an even-handed portrayal of the White Star Line's (later part of Cunard) luxury liner R.M.S. Titanic's sinking from the standpoint of 2nd Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller, himself the most senior of the ill-fated ship's Deck Officers to survive the disaster. (Lightoller later went on to distinguish himself as a line British Naval Officer during the First World War and served as a Senior Naval Staff Officer (convoys) during WWII. Between wars he owned and operated a successful family business producing pleasure craft.) His own survival of the sinking, along with several others, is shown atop one of the liner's two "collapsible" lifeboats which was capsized in floating off the liner as it sank. The picture depicts then known facts (c1958) as reported after the sinking; such as the woeful lack of adequate lifeboats, the ship's band playing true to the very end, White Star's co-owner Bruce Ismay's somewhat less than chivalrous departure from the sinking vessel -... Written by drew_wallner@verizon.net

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The night the unsinkable sank See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| | | |

Release Date:

16 December 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Titanic  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,680,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(archive footage)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Helen Melville Smith (Captain Smith's daughter) came to the set and met Laurence Naismith, she was overcome with emotion because of his striking resemblance to her father. See more »

Goofs

Lightoller is loading boat 4 when a boy of 13 comes up. Lightoller at first refuses permission to enter the boat. Then a man convinces him. However, boat number 4 was lowered to A-Deck, and the event with the boy happened there. In the movie, it was on the boat deck. See more »

Quotes

Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller: [comes onto Carpathia's bridge] Sir?
Capt. Arthur Rostron: We're at the place now. I thought you'd like to see for yourself.
Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller: Oh yes. Thank you, sir.
Capt. Arthur Rostron: We've only found one body, I'm afraid. The rest must have been carried further on by the current. Of course, we'll go on searching for survivors until we turn back to New York.
Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller: Yes sir. How many...?
Capt. Arthur Rostron: The purser's checked the figures now. We have on board 705 survivors. Several of those in the boats were dead, I'm afraid.
Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller: 1500 lost.
Capt. Arthur Rostron: That's right, yes.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Titanic: Breaking New Ground (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

An der schönen blauen Donau Walzer (The Blue Danube Waltz) Op. 314
(1867) (uncredited)
Composed by Johann Strauß
Played on the Titanic as dance music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

A FILM to remember too.
20 November 2001 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Including the very first movie that dealt with the Titanic disaster, SAVED FROM THE TITANIC (1912) starring Dorothy Gibson, an actual survivor who wore the same outfit in the movie that she had on that fateful night just a few months earlier, there have been TEN movies made covering the sinking, A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, based on Walter Lords' ultimate reference work of the same name, was the 6th. The film has no equal! For those who are interested, the other nine ARE chronologically:

TITANIC (1915) TITANIC: DISASTER IN THE ATLANTIC (1929) TITANIC (1943) TITANIC (1953) A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (1958) SOS TITANIC (1979) TITANIC (1984) TITANIC (1996) TITANIC (1997)

The REASON that A NIGHT TO REMEMBER excels, is that it is a straight up docudrama of the event. Historical accuracy (lets forget the "split,"... although actually "suggested" by a few eye-witnesses at the time, it was believed the ship had foundered intact) was observed, the main characters were vastly better portrayed than in later films and the "scale" of the disaster far more keenly felt, for all James Cameron's $180 million! Kenneth More made an unimprovable-upon Captain Lightoller and Laurence Naismith simply WAS Captain Smith. (The less said about Bernard Hill's loopy characterization in Cameron's epic, the better!) Those who wish to compare multi million dollar digitization to that which was available in 1958 need to get REAL and for all that money, and exciting as Cameron's was - it just didn't either LOOK or feel anything more than, well...a massive film-set! The 1958 version went to the heart of the tragedy...and took the viewer with them. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER will remain a tribute...THE tribute to that night of madness. Little things, David McCallum fighting for his life-vest, Michael Goodliffe as Thomas Andrews - dignity personified waiting for his last moments, the drunken cook - they were all worth more than $100 million dollars worth of fx! You can't BUY credibility. This could never have been an American tale - it didn't work with the 1953 Barbara Stanwyck version and it didn't ring true for Cameron (good though it was as a movie rather than as the tragedy!) Did anyone notice dear old "Q" (Desmond Llewelyn) below decks and old Brit-turned-Aussie favorite Stuart Wagstaff, as a steward in Steerage?


73 of 80 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
When will they do a remake? Sparks19-12
I liked this better thanCameron's movie. stepjones
So Is The Deleted Scene Restored in the new Criterion Release? Helstrom
What Was Murdoch Trying To Do? Cairo-5
Where's Sean Connery taylorl92
Ship split into half joe8858696
Discuss A Night to Remember (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page