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Atlantic (1929)

Not Rated | | Drama | 4 October 1930 (USA)
On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.


Victor Kendall, Ernest Raymond (play)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Franklin Dyall ... John Rool
Madeleine Carroll ... Monica
John Stuart ... Lawrence
Ellaline Terriss ... Alice Rool
Monty Banks ... Dandy
Donald Calthrop ... Pointer
John Longden ... Lanchester
Arthur Hardy Arthur Hardy ... Maj Boldy
Helen Haye ... Clara Tate-Hughes
D.A. Clarke-Smith D.A. Clarke-Smith ... Freddie Tate-Hughes
Joan Barry ... Betty Tate-Hughes
Francis Lister ... Padre
Gordon James Gordon James ... Capt. Collins (as Sydney Lynn)
Syd Crossley ... Telegraphist
Dino Galvani Dino Galvani ... Steward


On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

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BRITAIN'S TALKIE CHALLENGE TO THE WORLD ATLANTIC THE "INTOLERANCE" OF THE TALKIES (Print ad-Charleville Times, ((Brisbane, Queesland)) 20 February 1931) See more »




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Filmed simultaneously with German-language talkie version Atlantik (1929) and French-language version Atlantis (1930). This film incorporated the best footage from the three talkie versions. See more »


Capt. Collins: Lanchester, you are no longer under my orders. But...
Lanchester: I'm still under your orders, Sir.
Capt. Collins: See?
[points to a child alone on the flooded deck]
Capt. Collins: . Do you think you could make the last boat? Then the child would be saved... even if there wasn't room for you.
Lanchester: I understand, Sir.
Capt. Collins: Goodbye, Lanchester. Good luck.
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Alternate Versions

Released with separate English, French and German soundtracks. See more »


Featured in National Geographic Video: Secrets of the Titanic (1986) See more »


Walking With Susie
Written by G.H. Elliott
Played by the ship's band as Larry and Monica enter the Smoking Room.
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VERY GOOD - for 1929/30

Granted this particular movie, the first widely produced movie about the Titanic would have more enemies than friends among modern audiences, citing the fact that it was filmed less than 20 years after the actual Titan disaster, none the less it was well made for its time. I purchased a copy of "Atlantic"which recently arrived. It was a 13 year old DVD tape. And it broke the first time I watched it. I had to dispose the tape. But fortunately there is you tube, and I have the movie link in one link. Prayers were prominent on the Titanic toward the end. This is not overlooked in the first of Titan Films. Many followed. Some better than others. One particular a spectacle (of course 1997) but there is always a first.

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Release Date:

4 October 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Titanic: Disaster in the Atlantic See more »


Box Office


GBP2,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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