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19 February 1960 (USA) See more »
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After a boiler explosion aboard an aging ocean liner, a man struggles to free his injured wife from the wreckage of their cabin and ensure the safety of their four-year-old daughter as the ship begins to sink. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An unforgettable portrait of love and honour under pressure See more (52 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Stack ... Cliff Henderson

Dorothy Malone ... Laurie Henderson

George Sanders ... Captain Robert Adams

Edmond O'Brien ... Second Engineer Walsh

Woody Strode ... Hank Lawson

Jack Kruschen ... Chief Engineer Pringle
Joel Marston ... Third Officer Ragland
George Furness ... Third Officer Osborne
Richard Norris ... 3rd Engineer Cole

Marshall Kent ... Quartermaster
Andrew Hughes ... Radio Operator
Robert Martin ... 2nd Mate Mace
Bill Wilson ... Youth
Tammy Marihugh ... Jill Henderson

Directed by
Andrew L. Stone 
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(in alphabetical order)
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Produced by
Andrew L. Stone .... producer (uncredited)
Virginia L. Stone .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Andrew L. Stone (uncredited)
Virginia L. Stone (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Hal Mohr (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Virginia L. Stone 
Production Management
Harrold Weinberger .... production manager (as Harrold A. Weinberger)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harrold Weinberger .... assistant director (as Harrold A. Weinberger)
Sound Department
Philip Mitchell .... sound mixer (as Philip N. Mitchell)
Special Effects by
Augie Lohman .... special effects (as A.J. Lohman)
Robert Bonnig .... special effects (uncredited)
Music Department
Rudy Schrager .... conductor
Rudy Schrager .... music arranger
Other crew
Francis Douglas Fain .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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91 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:G | Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (certificate #19361) | West Germany:16 (original rating)

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Stuart Whitman was originally set to play Cliff Henderson and Sidney Poitier was to play Hank Lawson. The roles were eventually played by Robert Stack and Woody Strode.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When the Captain finally gives the order to send out an SOS, the radio operator says the wrong name of the ship twice.See more »
Second Engineer Walsh:Let's get while the getting's good!See more »
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Features News of the Day (1952)See more »


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34 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
An unforgettable portrait of love and honour under pressure, 31 July 2003
Author: Angus T. Cat from England

When I was small I saw a movie on TV with my grandfather that scared the BEJEEPERS out of me: its images of a woman imprisoned by steel beams on an exploding, sinking ship have haunted me all these years. I was watching TCM today and when I saw the opening sequences of "The Last Voyage" I recognised it straight away as the movie with the poor lady trapped in the wrecked liner. As an adult I found the movie suspenseful: no wonder it terrified me as a kid. Dorothy Malone's performance masterly captures the wife's desperation, panic, and concern that her child and husband survive. Robert Stack makes the viewer feel the loyalty and drive that makes the husband battle to save his wife against the odds. It was great to see a movie from my early childhood present a black character who is every inch a hero as the leading character, who fights to rescue the wife as much as her husband does. The characters of the captain and the British main officer are finely drawn and the struggles of the officer to preserve the ship and take care of the passengers while the captain fails to grasp the seriousness of the situation make an effective counterpart to the husband's attempts to free his wife and daughter from the wreckage of their cabin. The overhead shots of the daughter perched on the edges of a hole ripped through several decks of the ship are horrifying and I'm sure they are responsible for my still being scared of heights. This movie's style is matter of fact, complete with a historical-sounding narration, but this increases the impact of the terror of the wife and the growing desperation and frustration of the husband as he races to find someone who will help them. The engineer's outburst at the captain reflects the growing tension that the film creates. This is not just another hokey disaster film in Technicolor - this is a film that shows how people facing danger and death keep their heads to honour their relationships, professions and their humanity. An unforgettable film, and one that puts the overblown special effects and underdeveloped characterisations of Titanic to shame.

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