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S.O.S. Titanic (1979)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  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

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David Battley ...
Chief Boots: S. Stebbing
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Henry Harris
Tony Caunter ...
Nicholas Davies ...
Lift Attendant: Alfie King
Matthew Guinness ...
Catholic Priest: Father Byles
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Dan Marvin
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Victor Langley ...
Band Leader: Wallace Hartley
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Martin Murphy ...
Bugle Boy: Peter Fletcher
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Philip O'Sullivan ...
David Charters
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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>

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Drama | History

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Release Date:

23 September 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Titanikos  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

First film of Robert Pugh. See more »

Goofs

In the last shot of the Titanic's wireless operator, he is sending a repeated "S.O.S.", but the movements of his hand do not match the timing of the sounds from the equipment. 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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Edited from A Night to Remember (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Falling In Love With Someone
(uncredited)
by Victor Herbert & Rida Johnson Young
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One of most intelligent of Titanic films
26 September 1998 | by (San Antonio, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

This take on the "Titanic" falls into the "docudrama" category with only a few invented characters; most of the others are the canonical Titanic personnel. I particularly liked the dramatic device of having two second class passengers acting as a sort of "Greek chorus," commenting on events there, above and below. Most Titanic films concentrate on first and sometimes third classes, but virtually everyone ignores "the middle." By using mainly historical characters, the story has a real poignancy, but more focus than on the more famous "A Night to Remember."


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