The construction of the R.M.S. Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast against the background of union riots, political and religious conflicts, and a romance between a young ambitious engineer and an Italian immigrant.
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.
Four of W. Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author. In the first story, "The Facts of Life", a young man with great potential on the ... See full summary »
On April 14, 1912 the R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage. Over one thousand five hundred people were lost. This docudrama follows the personal stories of some of the passengers and crew aboard on that fateful night. John Jacob Astor and his new bride Madeline, Laurence Beesley, Molly Brown, a group of Irish emigrants, the wireless operators and the stewards are among the characters.Written by
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This movie was the first of two Titanic movies about the R.M.S. Titanic in less than a year, this movie debuting eleven months before Raise the Titanic (1980). See more »
When passengers are shown fighting for their lives in the water, there is a wide-shot of the ship which shows the first funnel completely under water. About ten seconds later, a shot from behind the stern shows the first funnel still above water. See more »
J. Bruce Ismay:
Her name, like everything about her, gave promise of something mighty and splendid. They called her Titanic. She was the longest, the tallest, the most luxurious ship in all creation.
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Opening credits prologue:
The following dramatization is based on factual and personal accounts which were researched and adapted for the telling of the story of the sinking of the Titanic in dramatic form.
Identifiable characters are drawn from actual persons and fictitious names were given to certain characters who existed but whose actual names remain unknown. See more »
The movie was originally released in two versions. A 140 minute version told in flashback fashion was shown on American TV, and a 109 minute version shown in European theaters. This is the version available on DVD & VHS See more »
People complain about the lack of a decent plot and the cardboard characters ,but it was the rule of the disaster movies of the seventies ,a genre which was already on the wane when this MTV flick was made ;it was not the first and was not to be the last.Anyway, a wreckage is a plot in itself isn't it? People who enjoyed the unfairly despised Cameron 's movie should watch this: there are many elements ,apart from David Warner -who does not play a villain who handcuffs Leonardo but an educated professor who finds love :a very bland story anyway- which will reappear in Cameron's work: the black and white shots at the beginning ,the upper classes and the masses on the boat,the latter's rebellion's during the wreckage ;on the lifeboat the countess plays a role similar to that of Kathy Bates ;the Irish folk music and the ball;Cameron found more inspiration here than in Negulesco's "Titanic" or the German effort.The second MTV work (starring G. C.Scott and Eva-Marie Saint was not that much an improvement on the 1979 "SOS titanic" .
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