Hugh,the earl of Manton,and his snobbish wife Louisa set sail on the 'Titanic' for New York,where Hugh has business. Their daughter Georgiana, a fervent suffragette just released from jail,accompanies them. On the train to Southampton the trio meet Hugh's lawyer Irishman John Batley and his vocal wife Muriel,who despises her husband's subservience to the aristocracy,as well as the aristocracy itself, and a tea party on board the 'Titanic'ends in an argument between the two wives. Barnes,the earl's valet,and Mabel Watson,Louisa's maid,are served dinner with the servants of other first class passengers by stewardess Annie Desmond and Barnes upsets Mabel by tearing a book of Aesop's fables given her by her father when she was a child. Georgiana befriends Harry Widener,scion of a wealthy Philadelphia family, and the two witness the over-protective attitude to her baby charge by Alice Cleaver,nanny to the Allison family.Louisa's aloofness extends to condemning film actress Dorothy Gibson ...
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Initial view of the Titanic (showing cyclist on the dock) suggests the boat is moored on its starboard side, the bow being visible. Subsequent shots indicate the boat to be moored on its port side, the stern being visible. The boat is also shown disembarking, its port having been moored at the quay. See more
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