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Sinking of the Lusitania: Terror at Sea (2007)

Lusitania: Murder on the Atlantic (original title)
A dramatization of the notorious World War I torpedoing of the ocean liner, RMS Lusitania.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Prof. Ian Holbourn
... Captain Turner
... Lt. Capt. Schwieger (as Florian Panzer)
... Captain Hobbs
Graham Hopkins ... Staff Capt. Anderson
Madeleine Garrood ... Avis Dolphin (as Maddeleine Garrood)
Frances Marek ... Alice
Adrian Topol ... Vogele
Martin Le Maitre ... Winston Churchill
Kevin Otto ... Alfred Vanderbilt
Karen Haacke ... Dorothy Taylor
Dean McCoubrey ... Capt. Windridge
Andre Weideman ... Johnston (as Andre Weiderman)
Ronald France ... Lord Mersey
Stephen Jennings ... Carson (as Steven Jennings)
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On May 17th 1915, the Lusitania was holed by a single torpedo from a German U-boat. Just 18 minutes later, the liner had sunk. 1,200 of the 1,900 passengers and crew perished. Bitter controversy surrounded the sinking.

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The character of actress Dorothy Taylor (played by Karen Haake) is probably more a nod to Dorothy Gibson, a film actress who famously survived the Titanic disaster. There was a film actress about the Lusitania, French-born Rita Jolivet, who (like Gibson) was later persuaded to appear in a film depicting the sea disaster that she had survived. See more »

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When Prof. Holbourn and Avis first meet, he asks if the deck chair next to her is taken. Later, they are shown seated together in the dining salon. On the Lusitania, all seating arrangements in first class were pre-assigned (a process that continues on cruise ships in the 21st century), as were most deck chairs. It's unlikely that Holbourn and Avis would be suddenly supping together, or that Holbourn would be gauche enough to take another passenger's assigned deck chair, even if it was empty. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Ian Holbourn: I used to think a government was there to protect it's people but of course its there to protect itself .
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Crazy Credits

Adrian Topol's character name is pronounced Voegele in the German dialogue and is spelled this way in the accompanying English subtitles. However in the credits it is spelled Vogele. Correct German spelling uses either "ö" (o with an umlaut) or else "oe". See more »

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Featured in Titanic al detalle (2013) See more »

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A really good docu-drama especially for the discovery channel
17 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

People always talk about Titanic this Titanic that, it was an accident waiting to happen. People died yes on that ship where it could have been averted. The Lusitania however, was the beginning and the end for the Germans and eventually lose World War One. The sinking of the ship was a barbaric act and no doubt a sad ending for those who died. Unlike the Titanic where there wasn't enough lifeboats, Lusitania had all the safety feature that was built into after Titanic like double hull and more then enough lifeboat for the passenger, but wasn't build to stop a torpedo.

The movie itself was really good. I'm surprise that guy from Mummy was in the movie and instead of being a comic relief, gave a very serious acting in the movie where he was a victim on the ship. The other people in the movie also showed the same and for a quality we expected in a docu-drama movie, the movie more the met my expectation. The sinking was very well done and was more sad then Titanic. Thank goodness there is none of this Jack and Rose crap in it.

Otherwise, a very well made movie and one that should be a reminder about how Lusitania became a pawn in the World War.


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