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Director:
Writers:
Walter Lord (from the book by)
Eric Ambler (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 December 1958 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
TITANIC... The greatest sea drama in living memory told as it really happened! See more »
Plot:
An account of the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic in 1912. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kenneth More ... Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller
Ronald Allen ... Mr. Clarke
Robert Ayres ... Maj. Arthur Peuchen

Honor Blackman ... Mrs. Liz Lucas
Anthony Bushell ... Capt. Arthur Rostron - Carpathia
John Cairney ... Mr. Murphy
Jill Dixon ... Mrs. Clarke
Jane Downs ... Mrs. Sylvia Lightoller
James Dyrenforth ... Col. Archibald Gracie

Michael Goodliffe ... Thomas Andrews
Kenneth Griffith ... Wireless Operator John 'Jack' Phillips
Harriette Johns ... Lady Richard
Frank Lawton ... Chairman J. Bruce Ismay
Richard Leech ... First Officer William Murdoch

David McCallum ... Assistant Wireless Operator Harold Bride

Alec McCowen ... Wireless Operator Harold Thomas Cottam - Carpathia
Tucker McGuire ... Mrs. Margaret 'Molly' Brown
John Merivale ... Robbie Lucas
Ralph Michael ... Mr. Yates
Laurence Naismith ... Capt. Edward John Smith
Russell Napier ... Capt. Stanley Lord - Californian
Redmond Phillips ... Mr. Hoyle
George Rose ... Chief Baker Charles Joughin
Joseph Tomelty ... Dr. William O'Loughlin
Patrick Waddington ... Sir Richard
Jack Watling ... Fourth Officer Joseph Boxhall
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Wireless Operator Cyril Evans - Californian
Michael Bryant ... Sixth Officer James Moody
Cyril Chamberlain ... Quartermaster George Thomas Rowe
Richard Clarke ... Gallagher
Bee Duffell ... Mrs. Farrell
Harold Goldblatt ... Benjamin Guggenheim
Gerald Harper ... 3rd Officer - Carpathia
Richard Hayward ... Victualling Officer
Thomas Heathcote ... Steward
Danuta Karell ... Polish Mother
Christina Lubicz ... Polish Girl
Barry MacGregor ... Apprentice James Gibson - Californian
Edward Malin ... Dining Saloon Steward (as Eddie Malin)
Patrick McAlinney ... Mr. James Farrell
Helen Misener ... Mrs. Ida Straus
Mary Monahan ... Kate
Howard Pays ... Fifth Officer Harold Lowe
Philip Ray ... Reverend Anderson
Harold Siddons ... Second Officer Herbert Stone - Californian
Julian Somers ... Mr. Bull - Man on Train
Tim Turner ... Third Officer Charles Groves - Californian
Meier Tzelniker ... Mr. Isador Straus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Anderson ... Stuffy Lady in Lifeboat (uncredited)
Roger Avon ... Lookout Reginald Lee (uncredited)
Denise Aylmer ... Older Sharp-Featured Woman with Black Curly Hair (uncredited)
Charles Belchier ... Wallace Hartley - Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Joan Benham ... Lottie (uncredited)
Janet Bradbury ... Titanic Passenger (uncredited)
Olwen Brookes ... Miss Evans (uncredited)
Jeremy Bulloch ... Boy Jumping Into Water (uncredited)
Henry Campbell ... W.T. Stead (uncredited)
Pauline Challoner ... Lucas Child (uncredited)
Pauline Chamberlain ... Wife (uncredited)
Alexis Chesnakov ... Passenger (uncredited)
Donald Churchill ... Passenger (uncredited)

Sean Connery ... Titanic Deck Hand (uncredited)
George A. Cooper ... Carpathia Purser Hughes (uncredited)
John Dunbar ... Scotsman (uncredited)
Gay Emma ... Lucas Child (uncredited)

Bernard Fox ... Lookout Frederick Fleet (uncredited)
Peter Grant ... Titanic Crew Member (uncredited)
Rosamund Greenwood ... Mrs. Bull - Woman on Train (uncredited)
Jonathan Hanson ... Hysterical Man (uncredited)
Paul Hardwick ... Guggenheim's Valet (uncredited)
Gladys Henson ... Hysterical Woman (uncredited)
Carmen Hill ... Titanic Passenger (uncredited)
Glyn Houston ... Stoker (uncredited)
Stratford Johns ... Crewman on Upturned Lifeboat (uncredited)
Jeremy Judge ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Andrew Keir ... 2nd Engineer Officer John Henry Hesketh (uncredited)
Ann Lancaster ... Mrs. Bull - Woman on Train (uncredited)
Howard Lang ... Chief Officer Henry Wilde - Titanic (uncredited)
Gerald Lawson ... Steerage Passenger (uncredited)
Charles Leno ... Seaman (uncredited)

Desmond Llewelyn ... Seaman at Steerage Gate (uncredited)
Arthur Lovegrove ... Stoker (uncredited)
Stephen Lowe ... Tom Lucas (uncredited)
Clive Marshall ... Crew Member (uncredited)

John Moulder-Brown ... Titanic Passenger (uncredited)

Derren Nesbitt ... Stoker Holding Oar on Upturned Lifeboat (uncredited)
Etain O'Dell ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Maureen O'Reilly ... Lottie (uncredited)
Hal Osmond ... Steward (uncredited)
Anthony Pendrell ... Passenger (uncredited)
Steve Plytas ... Greek Steerage Passenger Arguing with James Kieran (uncredited)
Robert Raglan ... Carpathia Chief Engineer (uncredited)
Mavis Ranson ... Titanic Passenger (uncredited)
Joyce Riley ... Titanic Passenger (uncredited)
George Roderick ... Steward (uncredited)
Alan Rolfe ... Carpenter (uncredited)

Norman Rossington ... James Kieran - Titanic Chief Steerage Steward (uncredited)
Grace Denbigh Russell ... Woman (uncredited)
Hennie Scott ... Titanic Crewman (uncredited)
Robert Scroggins ... Titanic Bellboy (uncredited)
Richard Shaw ... Crewman (uncredited)
Charles Stapley ... Passenger (uncredited)
Jack Stewart ... Stoker (uncredited)
Marianne Stone ... Stewardess (uncredited)
James Sutherland ... Titanic Passenger (uncredited)
Alma Taylor ... Old Lady (uncredited)
Teresa Thorne ... Miss Edith Russell (uncredited)
The Blake Twins ... Titanic Passengers (uncredited)
Stuart Wagstaff ... Titanic Steward (uncredited)
John Warren ... Titanic Crewman (uncredited)
Russell Waters ... Chief Clerk - Victualling Department (uncredited)
Joey White ... Titanic Passenger (uncredited)
Gordon Whiting ... Clerk - Victualling Department (uncredited)
Kathleen Williams ... Titanic Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Ward Baker  (as Roy Baker)
 
Writing credits
Walter Lord (from the book by)

Eric Ambler (screenplay)

Produced by
William MacQuitty .... producer
Earl St. John .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
William Alwyn (music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Unsworth (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sidney Hayers 
 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr. (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Alex Vetchinsky 
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Caffin (costumes designer)
 
Makeup Department
W.T. Partleton .... makeup
Pauline Trent .... hairdresser
Biddy Chrystal .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jack Hanbury .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Asher .... assistant director
Maurice Gibson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ron Jackson .... third assistant director (uncredited)
David Tringham .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Len Townsend .... set dresser
Bert Gaiters .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Geoffrey Daniels .... sound recordist
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist
Harry Miller .... sound editor
Harry Fairbairn .... sound assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bill Warrington .... special effects
 
Stunts
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Silk .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harcourt .... camera operator
John Alcott .... focus puller (uncredited)
Mike Fox .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Norman Gryspeerdt .... still photographer (uncredited)
Reg Johnson .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Skeets Kelly .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Edwards .... wardrobe supervisor: women (uncredited)
Bert Simmonds .... wardrobe supervisor: men (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conducted by
 
Other crew
Arthur Alcott .... production controller: Pinewood Studios
Penny Daniels .... continuity
 
Thanks
Joseph Boxhall .... the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance of (as Commander Boxhall who was 4th Officer of the Titanic)
Harry Grattidge .... the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance of (as Captain Grattidge O.B.E. Ex-Commodore of The Cunard Line)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
123 min | Spain:114 min
Country:
Color:
Black and White (archive footage) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:U (original rating) (cut) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1990) (1998) | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sean Connery (Titanic Deck Hand), Honor Blackman (Mrs. Liz Lucas) and Desmond Llewelyn (Seaman at Steerage Gate) all later appeared in Goldfinger (1964).See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: At one point, Molly Brown helps a crewman convince a woman to wear her life belt. She then makes a reference about going "boating" but clearly mouths the word "yachting" the more common British term.See more »
Quotes:
Sixth Officer James Moody:Sorry, only one more lady.
Edith Evans:You go first, you have children waiting at home.
Mrs. Brown:NO! I...
Sixth Officer James Moody:Quickly ladies! We haven't got much time.
[the woman, Mrs. Brown, steps in]
Sixth Officer James Moody:Still here Miss Evans? We'll get you off in the next boat.
Edith Evans:Thank you.
[Miss Evans looks around and sees that there are no more lifeboats left]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Titanic: Breaking New Ground (1998) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Off to PhiladelphiaSee more »

FAQ

Is 'A Night to Remember' based on a book?
How long did the Titanic have from the time she struck the iceberg until she sank?
Where exactly did the Titanic sink in the North Atlantic?
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26 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
easy solutions, 3 December 2004
Author: twoot from Elk Grove, California, USA

Roy Ward Baker's masterly docudrama still holds up well even after nearly a half century. It is a far more historically accurate, and broader-scoped version than the James Cameron 1998 epic. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the latter, the former still wins the prize for historical veracity as well as for dramatic impact.

Les from Brighton asks a couple of questions and poses a few comments meriting response:

Q: With a huge iceberg nearby would it not have been obvious to run the Titanic aground upon it?

A: Obvious, perhaps, but hardly practical. Icebergs are harder than steel and any attempt to beach an ocean liner on a berg (particularly with nearly perpendicular slopes) would only invite more damage to the vessel. There is some speculation that Titanic might have survived if the lookouts had detected the berg only one minute later than they did. The deck officer would have had no time to attempt evasion and Titanic would have rammed the berg-head on instead of sustaining a glancing blow, which peppered the hull with breaches to sea along her port bow three hundred feet aft. Conceivably, for a head on blow the damage might have been restricted to the first two or so of the first four watertight compartments, which might have allowed Titanic to remain afloat.

Q: In a similar vein on spotting the light on the horizon (the Californian) I would have thought that setting out for it in one of the lifeboats manned by as many beefy rowers as they could cram into it might have been a good way to get its attention.

A: SS Californian was anywhere from ten to fifteen miles from RMS Titanic on the night of the sinking. An oar powered life boat (not built for speed but for capacity) with a full crew can make, perhaps, three to four knots on a flat sea. This would mean, roughly, two and a half to four hours for even a beefy lifeboat crew to reach Californian, even if Californian had been close to Titanic, and even if the boat crew had the strength and endurance to pull at maximum speed for the entire time. Titanic struck the iceberg at 11h30 on 14 April and sank at 02h20 on the 15th, slightly under two and a half hours between impact and foundering. There was not enough time to attempt a rescue effort along those lines, and the boat needed for it was better used to get passengers off Titanic.

Q: On the other hand had I been aboard I may have been running around like the rest

A: There was very little running around. The crew of Titanic were unpracticed in evacuation procedures, but they were highly disciplined. They loaded the boats and launched them as quickly and efficiently as they could, but the boats were nowhere near capacity when crew launched them. Walter Lord suggests that one of the factors contributing to the high death rate among passengers (there was room in the lifeboats for 1200 passengers and crew, but only 714 survived) was not necessarily that the large number of steerage passengers were deliberately kept from getting to the boat decks, but that few crew members took the initiative to try encouraging steerage passengers to go the boat decks. Even if a few crew members made the attempt to drive passengers to the weather decks, however, most passengers making it to the deck found it too cold and uncomfortable and simply turned around to go back to the warmth of below decks until it was too late.

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