6.1/10
120
6 user

In Night and Ice (1912)

In Nacht und Eis (original title)
Released only a few Days after the sinking of the Original Ship.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz' first animated films, and stars very realistic ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz
Frankenstein (1910)
Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley
Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young boy, opressed by his mother, goes on an outing in the country with a social welfare group where he dares to dream of a land where the cares of his ordinary life fade.

Director: Harold M. Shaw
Stars: Martin Fuller, Mrs. William Bechtel, Walter Edwin
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When Mrs. Harding dies, she leaves a mysterious letter to her pastor. The note tells how her cold, miserly husband worked her to death. She asks the pastor to administer a small trust which... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Objected to date his sweetheart by his uncle, a young man turns his thoughts to murder.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken, Blanche Sweet
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A poor student rescues a beautiful countess and soon becomes obsessed with her. A sorcerer makes a deal with the young man to give him fabulous wealth and anything he wants, if he will sign... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Wegener, Stellan Rye
Stars: Paul Wegener, Grete Berger, Lyda Salmonova
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Charlie is a clumsy waiter in a cheap cabaret, suffering the strict orders from his boss. He'll meet a pretty girl in the park, pretending to be a fancy ambassador, despite the jealousy of her fiancée.

Director: Mabel Normand
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Dan Albert
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Accosted by a masher in the park and unable to motivate husband Charlie into taking action, Mabel gets him a boxing mannequin to sharpen his fighting skills.

Director: Mack Sennett
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain
The Masquerader I (1914)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Charlie is an actor in a film studio. He messes up several scenes and is tossed out. Returning dressed as a lady, he charms the director. Even so, Charlie never makes it into film, winding up at the bottom of a well.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Chester Conklin
The Rounders (1914)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two drunks live in the same hotel. One beats his wife, the other is beaten by his. They go off and get drunk together. They try to sleep in a restaurant using tables as beds and are thrown ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Phyllis Allen
Atlantis (1913)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After Dr. Friedrich's wife becomes mentally unstable and his research papers are rejected, he leaves the country to respite.

Director: August Blom
Stars: Olaf Fønss, Ida Orloff, Ebba Thomsen
For His Son (1912)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A father, anxious for his son's financial well being, develops a special soda pop called Dopokoke which is laced with cocaine. Dopokoke is advertised as relief "for that tired feeling." The... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Charles Hill Mailes, Charles West, Blanche Sweet
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Waldemar Hecker
Mime Misu
Otto Rippert
Ernst Rückert ...
(as Anton Ernst Rickert)
Edit

Storyline

Released only a few Days after the sinking of the Original Ship.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Action | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 August 1912 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

In Night and Ice  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (restored)

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Believed lost until February 1998, two months after the release of Titanic (1997) when a German collector realized that he had it in his posession. See more »

Goofs

The TITANIC model in the film hits the iceberg on the port (left) side. Historically, the impact occurred on the starboard (right) side. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Worth Viewing for Its History
11 July 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

In Nacht und Eis (1912)

** (out of 4)

The German title translates to IN NIGHT AND ICE but the film was also released as THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC. This film is certainly historic as it's the first movie to deal with the Titanic tragedy. This was filmed a month or so after the real event and released not too long after wards. There's really no point in trying to compare this to any future film so one shouldn't expect a realistic telling of the events or great special effects. I think what's so interesting in viewing this film today is just what they did show and perhaps what they thought happened. It should go without saying but the ship never breaks in two pieces and this film shows the ship pretty much running onto the ice burg. The way the Captain is shown here has him being very heroic and it seems most of the attention is given to the wireless operator as he's made out to be the hero here. The film shows the crash but this special effect is obviously just a fake boat running into some ice. It's nothing special but it looks decent enough. The most interesting thing is what we're not shown and the biggest thing is that we never see people in panic. I'm going to guess we don't see anyone dying simply because it was too close to the actual events or perhaps the film didn't want to add to people's fear of sailing. We also don't see the lack of lifeboats get blamed for all the deaths. In fact, we're never really told or showed why so many people ended up dying. The film is very brief in the sinking as it happens rather quickly and we really don't get to see anyone getting into the lifeboats. We see them taking off at sea in them but that's about it. The film runs 35-minutes, which was pretty long for 1912 but the sinking doesn't start until the 18-minute mark. The opening pretty much introduces us to various characters as we get to see what type of games they were playing on board as well as a few other items. The "history" side of this film is the main reason to watch because as a "movie" it's pretty weak. The director is rather weak from start to finish and the thing really doesn't contain as much power as it should. Again, this was probably due to not wanting to really scare or upset people but if you're going to have a movie on Titanic you need a little bit more than what's here. Another problem is that there's way too much time focused on the characters and not the event but, then again, this is something that would be an issue with all disaster films to follow. The best moment in the film is after the ship hits the ice and we see the impact on the people sitting inside. Even though this film isn't very good, it's history makes it a must-see.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does anybody know where to see this? Person555
part on youtube FireFuryandFlame
Titanic: Honor and Glory video game taylorl92
Discuss In Night and Ice (1912) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page