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.
A young woman tells her parents and fiance (in flashback) about the recent sinking of the Titanic and her experiences as a passenger during the disaster. Her intended marriage now faces a ... See full summary »
Alec B. Francis,
The story of the 1912 sinking of the largest luxury liner ever built, the tragedy that befell over two thousand of the rich and famous as well as of the poor and unknown passengers aboard the doomed ship.
George C. Scott,
The construction of the RMS 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.
The First Dramatic Motion Picture about the Titanic Disaster. This is a very rare film and has only very recently been restored, it was a real treat to see the film, as it was believed that this screening (British Film Institue, London 14 Apr, 1999) was the first time in its history that it was shown to a British audience, in other words it was its UK premier, only 87 years late.
The film is 40 minutes long (a long film for its day), it is a surprisingly good piece if cinema, and despite the very theatrical silent movie style acting, it has a very strong atmosphere.
One very interesting point that comes out of the film is the different emphasis on the Wireless operator, he and the machine were considered the heroes of the story, as without them all the passengers might have been lost, there is no mention of the lack of life boats, indeed before the invention of the wireless a ship at sea in trouble was basically on her own, and so it was seen as an incredible feat that so many lives were saved.
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