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Titanic (1953)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Romance | 13 July 1953 (UK)
An unhappily married couple struggle to deal with their problems while on board the ill-fated ship.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Richard Ward Sturges
... Julia Sturges
... Gifford Rogers
... Annette Sturges
... Maude Young
... Captain E. J. Smith
... George Healey
... Earl Meeker
James Todd ... Sandy Comstock
... Madeleine Astor
William Johnstone ... John Jacob Astor
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Storyline

Unhappily married and uncomfortable with life among the British upper crust, Julia Sturges takes her two children and boards the Titanic for America. Her husband Richard also arranges passage on the doomed luxury liner in order to let him have custody of their two children. Their problems soon seem minor when the ship hits an iceberg. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Taglines:

TITANIC in Emotion...in Spectacle...in Climax...in Cast!

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Drama | History | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 July 1953 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Nearer My God to Thee  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,805,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,905,000
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(archive footage)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the original Titanic survivors were invited to a tear-filled special screening of the film in New York. See more »

Goofs

The last scene of the Captain shows him indicating an entry be added to his log. The ship is going down, who is going to be reading that soggy log? See more »

Quotes

Stoker: Don't go in there, sir. The starboard boiler's gone and the port one's about to go.
Rev. Headley: Are there men in there?
Stoker: A few, pinned under the rig. For God's sake mister, don't go in there.
Rev. Headley: For God's sake, I am going in there.
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Connections

Referenced in The Bionic Woman: Assault on the Princess (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Lord Jeffery Amherst
(1907) (uncredited)
(Amherst College song)
Music and Lyrics by James Shelley Hamilton
Sung by Robert Wagner and friends
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A fine version of an epic tragedy
30 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Compelling, excellent version of the tragedy. While there was much to like in the more recent version I've always found this one to be the superior of the two. Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck are perfectly cast as a wealthy couple whose marriage is disintegrating. They seem completely natural in their surroundings and their performances could not be bettered. The love story is sweet and unlike the newer version makes sense since both characters are from the same class, the only way in that era that they would mingle, class division was too ingrained at the time for people to move freely about the ship. A dolled up Thelma Ritter is a hoot as the unsinkable Molly Brown even though she is called Maude Young here. Not as technically sophisticated as the James Cameron version but much more emotionally resonant.


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