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Third Reich's Nazi propaganda epic about a heroic fictional German officer on board of the RMS Titanic. On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable ship hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and starts to go down.


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Sigrid Olinsky
Hans Nielsen ...
1st Officer Petersen
Sir Bruce Ismay (as E.F. Fürbringer)
John Jacob Astor
Lady Astor
Captain Edward J. Smith
Franz Schafheitlin ...
Sepp Rist ...
Manniküre Hedi (as Monika Burg)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jolly Bohnert ...
Marcia (uncredited)
Kapellmeister Gruber (uncredited)
Fritz Böttger ...
Lord Douglas (uncredited)
1. Funker Philipps (uncredited)
Kurt Alexander Duma ...
2. Ingenieur Hesketh (uncredited)
Landarbeiter Bobby (uncredited)
Karl Fochler ...
Obersteward (uncredited)
Landarbeiter Henry (uncredited)
Herbert Gernot ...
Schiffsdetektiv (uncredited)
Susi Jera ...
Kind (uncredited)
Josef Kamper ...
1. Ingenieur Romain (uncredited)
Lieselott Klingler ...
Anne (uncredited)
W.P. Krüger ...
Geheimrat Bergmann (uncredited)
Lord Astors 1. Sekretär Hopkins (uncredited)
Edgar Pauly ...
Werner Scharf ...
Südländer Mendoz (uncredited)
Just Scheu ...
Dr. Lorenzen (uncredited)
Georg H. Schnell ...
Aktionär Morrison (uncredited)
Hans Schwarz Jr. ...
Athletischer Kerl (uncredited)
1st Officer Murdoch (uncredited)
Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur ...
Oberrichter (uncredited)
Walter Steinbeck ...
Aktionär Fränklin (uncredited)
Walter Steinweg ...
Bootsmann (uncredited)
Erich Stelmecke ...
Herbert Tiede ...
2nd Officer Lightoller (uncredited)
Charlotte Tiedemann ...
Frau mit Kind (uncredited)
Toni von Bukovics ...
Herzogin (uncredited)
Peter Voß ...
Schiffsarzt (uncredited)
Heinz Welzel ...
2. Funker Bride (uncredited)

Directed by

Herbert Selpin
Werner Klingler ... (uncredited)

Written by

Harald Bratt ... (story) (uncredited)
Hansi Köck ... (script) (uncredited)
Herbert Selpin ... (writer)
Walter Zerlett-Olfenius ... ()

Music by

Werner Eisbrenner

Cinematography by

Friedl Behn-Grund

Film Editing by

Friedel Buckow

Production Design by

Robert A. Dietrich
August Herrmann
Fritz Lück
Fritz Maurischat

Set Decoration by

Robert A. Dietrich ... (uncredited)
August Herrmann ... (uncredited)
Fritz Lück ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

Max von Formacher ... (uncredited)

Production Management

Willy Reiber ... production manager
Fritz Schwarz ... unit manager

Sound Department

Adolf Jansen ... sound (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Ernst Kunstmann ... visual effects (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Karl Ewald ... still photographer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

Hansi Köck ... script girl

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Plot Summary

Building the Titanic has been a huge financial effort, and White Star Line president Ismay wants her maiden voyage to hit the headlines. He urges Captain Smith to make the fastest possible crossing to New York. When iceberg warnings come in, the captain must ask himself if he is willing to risk the safety of his ship just to please Ismay. Written by Wilhelm Noeker

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Also Known As
  • タイタニック (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Titanic - O Épico Nazista Banido (Brazil)
  • Гибель Титаника (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Titanikos (Greece)
  • La tragedia del Titanic (Italy)
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  • 85 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia Director Herbert Selpin was arrested by the Gestapo during this film's production. He was found hanged in his cell the following day. See more »
Goofs The New York Herald and the New York Tribune did not merge into the Herald-Tribune until 1924. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into A Night to Remember (1956). See more »
Soundtracks God Save The Queen See more »
Quotes [enters a room]
Gloria: [behind a curtain] Is anybody there?
1st Officer Petersen: Yes, Petersen. Please put on your life jackets and go on deck immediately.
Gloria: Oh deck? Why?
1st Officer Petersen: I'm not authorized to give passangers audditional information.
Sir Bruce Ismay: [comes behind the curtain] One moment. But you will give ME information.
1st Officer Petersen: To you, as the president responsible for this, I WILL give information: The Titanic is sinking.
Gloria: The Titanic is sinking?
Sir Bruce Ismay: What are you saying?
1st Officer Petersen: The Titanic is sinking.
1st Officer Petersen: We collidition with an iceberg. The Titanic is ripped open from the bow till under the bridge.
Sir Bruce Ismay: Don't tell nonsense.
1st Officer Petersen: You'll soon see, thatever it's nonsense. In jsut a few hours it's all over and a few thousand will be on the bottom because of you
Gloria: But we have lifeboats.
1st Officer Petersen: The lifeboats will hold almost a third of the passengers.
Sir Bruce Ismay: I order you to secure a lifeboat for me immediately.
1st Officer Petersen: First: You can't give me orders, Second: according to the law: women and children go first and third I'll give you the advice to go in you cabin and get your life jacket
[about to leave the room]
1st Officer Petersen: .
Sir Bruce Ismay: Stay here!
1st Officer Petersen: What else do you want?
Sir Bruce Ismay: Please lets talk as man to man. Forget about the earlier momant this evening. I was nervous it was a momental excitement. I beg you: get me a lifeboat.
1st Officer Petersen: YOU should have been got the lifeboats.
Sir Bruce Ismay: No. Be reasonable. I'll give you five - I'll give you $10 000,-. Save me a place.
[pushs Ismay away and leaves]
Sir Bruce Ismay: We'll see if I'll come along.
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