MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,310 this week

S.O.S. Titanic (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History  -  23 September 1979 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 730 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 1 critic

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

Director:

(as Billy Hale)

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 263 titles
created 08 Oct 2011
 
a list of 3579 titles
created 21 Dec 2011
 
a list of 1692 titles
created 20 Jan 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 01 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 24 titles
created 29 May 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie 1979)

S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie 1979) on IMDb 6.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of S.O.S. Titanic.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Laurence Beesley
...
...
Stewardess: May Sloan
...
Beverly Ross ...
David Battley ...
Chief Boots: S. Stebbing
...
Henry Harris
Tony Caunter ...
Nicholas Davies ...
Lift Attendant: Alfie King
Matthew Guinness ...
Catholic Priest: Father Byles
...
Dan Marvin
Victor Langley ...
Band Leader: Wallace Hartley
Edit

Storyline

On April 14, 1912 the R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage. Over 1500 people were lost. This docudrama follows the personal stories of some of the passengers and crew aboard on that fateful night. John Jacob Astor and his new bride Madeline, Laurence Beesley, Molly Brown, a group of Irish emigrants, the wireless operators and the stewards are among the characters. Written by Jim Sadur <jsadur@keyflux.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

23 September 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

S.O.S. Titanic  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Many scenes were filmed on board or around the famous RMS Queen Mary. See more »

Goofs

Most of the exterior scenes were filmed aboard the R.M.S. Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. Even though the Queen Mary resembles the Titanic in a generic sense, one noticeable difference between the two liners is the color of the funnels. The Queen Mary's funnels are 'Cunard Red' (a deep reddish-orange hue) with black bands, while the Titanic's were 'White Star buff' (a creamy yellow tone) and not banded. This obviously could not be helped when filming scenes on-deck aboard the Queen Mary, where the banded orange funnels are prominently visible. However, the visual FX shots of the Titanic model, including the colorized footage from A Night To Remember (1958), as well as the Boat Deck set seen during the sinking scenes, show the Titanic's funnels in the proper yellow color. (In addition, the Queen Mary has three funnels where the Titanic had four, but this is not apparent from any shots in the film.) See more »

Connections

Edited into Death Ship (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

The Irish Emigrant
Composed by George A. Barker
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great movie, but long version is best
9 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

SOS Titanic offers a very powerful look at the famed ocean liner and her doomed passengers. My only caution to present-day viewers is that the current DVD offers a shortened view of the original film. When this made-for-TV movie was released in 1979, it was about 30 minutes longer than the DVD you can buy or rent today. The original version was much better and more recent edits have taken away the great flow of the story as originally aired. If you remember this movie from the 70s and 80s, you will likely be disappointed by the DVD. It is hoped that a future DVD will address this and bring back SOS Titanic in its full, un-edited glory.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The bridge peter-r-odder
DVD deleted 40 minutes! unfortunateventsfreak1
Looking for the Name of A Tune In The Film jkentlayton
This is two movies flashbuck
I have a question Jesper_the_Moose
anybody notice this about the sinking treebeard822
Discuss S.O.S. Titanic (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?