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

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Drama | History | Romance

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13 July 1953 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Nearer My God to Thee  »

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Budget:

$1,805,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,905,000
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(archive footage)|

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1.37 : 1
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Opening credits prologue: All navigational details of this film --- conversations, incidents and general data --- are taken verbatim from the published reports of inquiries held in 1912 by the Congress of the United States and the British Board of Trade. See more »

Goofs

Richard Sturges puts his family on lifeboat #6 but, much later, the last lifeboat lowered has a number 6 affixed to its bow. See more »

Quotes

Maude Young: Where I come from this is either a revival meeting or a crap game.
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Soundtracks

Nearer, My God, to Thee
(1856) (uncredited)
Music by Lowell Mason (1856)
Lyrics by Sarah F. Adams (1841)
Played by the band on the Titanic as it sunk and sung by passengers and crew
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Wonderful
12 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Just a precaution: If you are expecting a completely accurate historical account of the night with all the scientific details neatly in place, look elsewhere. This film instead focuses (touchingly) on the human drama involved with the ship, with many of the elements of real passengers' accounts rolled into the story of Clifton Webb and wife Barbara Stanwyck (Both excellent; when Isn't Barbara Stanwyck excellent?) and their children. A few real characters are involved, but for the most part the drama surrounding the fictional characters is in the forefront. A beautiful and striking account, the film deserved a few more Oscars than it got, primarily for Miss Stanwyck and a supporting Oscar for Robert Wagner, who does wonderfully in his role.


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