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S.O.S. Titanic (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History  -  23 September 1979 (USA)
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The Titanic disaster is depicted, primarily as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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David Battley ...
Chief Boots: S. Stebbing
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Henry Harris
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Lift Attendant: Alfie King
Matthew Guinness ...
Catholic Priest: Father Byles
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Dan Marvin
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Band Leader: Wallace Hartley
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Bugle Boy: Peter Fletcher
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Philip O'Sullivan ...
David Charters
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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>

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23 September 1979 (USA)  »

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O Titanikos  »

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First film of Robert Pugh. See more »

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John Jacob Astor and wife Madeleine are shown conversing with Bruce and Julia Ismay at the Titanic's Grand Staircase while the Titanic is still docked in Southampton England. The Astors did not board the ship until it reach Cherbourg France. See more »

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Opening credits prologue:

The following dramatization is based on factual and personal accounts which were researched and adapted for the telling of the story of the sinking of the Titanic in dramatic form.

Identifiable characters are drawn from actual persons and fictitious names were given to certain characters who existed but whose actual names remain unknown. See more »

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Soundtracks

Rule Britannia
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Poem by James Thomson (1700-1748)
Music by Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
(Heard when the Titanic casts off from Southampton)
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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.


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