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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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Jean Negulesco
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clifton Webb ... Richard Ward Sturges
Barbara Stanwyck ... Julia Sturges
Robert Wagner ... Gifford Rogers
Audrey Dalton ... Annette Sturges
Thelma Ritter ... Maude Young
Brian Aherne ... Captain E. J. Smith
Richard Basehart ... George Healey
Allyn Joslyn ... Earl Meeker
James Todd James Todd ... Sandy Comstock
Frances Bergen ... Madeleine Astor
William Johnstone William Johnstone ... John Jacob Astor
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Basque | French | Spanish

Release Date:

13 July 1953 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Nearer My God to Thee See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,805,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Many of the sets (including the ship model) were reused for several other films after this such as Dangerous Crossing (1953) and in particular the dining room, cabins, grand staircase, lounge, radio room, boat deck, promenade deck and the deck chairs. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) used the ship model (remodified), the dining room walls, the lounge, the promenade deck, and the deck chairs again. A Blueprint for Murder (1953) the ship model (remodified), the dining room, promenade deck and deck chairs were all reused again. Then finally in Woman's World (1954), which also starred Clifton Webb only the dining room walls were used. The ship model is displayed at the Marine Museum of Fall River in Fall River, Massachusetts. See more »

Goofs

When the college crowd is gathered around the piano, singing along, the pianist, a young man with a distinctive hair cut, is suddenly replaced in the next shot by an older man with a different haircut. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Titanic Review (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The British Grenadiers
(uncredited)
Traditional Music
Played by the band on the Titanic
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Better Than Cameron
2 April 1999 | by Eric-62See all my reviews

While this movie can't hold a candle to the telling of the real story in "A Night To Remember", it is still much superior to James Cameron's bloated travesty. The original "Titanic" only won one Oscar but it was for a critical category that Cameron couldn't even get nominated for: screenplay. What the original "Titanic" lacks in accuracy it more than makes up for in a better fictional story with a more positive message of how disaster ultimately brings the warring elements of a divided family back together again, and allows them to see life in perspective with death at hand. A far cry from the shallow exercise of self-centeredness that is Rose's story!


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