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Encyclopedia > Titanic (1953 movie)
Movie poster for Titanic
Movie poster for Titanic

Titanic is 1953 dramatic movie directed by Jean Negulesco. The film is not to be confused with the movie with the same title made in 1997. Its plot, like in the 1997 movie, is centered around the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, which took place in April 1912. Titanic (1953) movie poster This is a copyrighted poster. ... Titanic (1953) movie poster This is a copyrighted poster. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Drama is a term generally used to refer to a literary form involving parts written for actors to perform. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... Jean Negulesco (b. ... Titanic is a 1997 dramatic movie released by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Herald reports the disaster. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ...


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

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Main cast

Mark Stevens and Clifton Webb in The Dark Corner Clifton Webb (November 19, 1889 – October 13, 1966) was an American actor. ... Barbara Stanwyck in Stella Dallas (1937 Barbara Stanwyck (born Ruby Katherine Stevens) (July 16, 1907 - January 20, 1990) was an American film and television actress. ... Robert Wagner (born 10 February 1930) is an American actor. ... Audrey Dalton (born January 21, 1934 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish actress. ... Thelma Ritter Thelma Ritter (February 14, 1905 – February 4, 1969) was an American character actress of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. ... Brian Aherne (May 2, 1902 – February 10, 1986) was an English film actor who found success in Hollywood. ... Richard Basehart (August 31, 1914 - September 17, 1984) was an American actor. ... Allyn Joslyn (July 21, 1901--January 21, 1981) was an American film actor. ...

Plot summary

Richard Ward and Julia Struges, a divorcing couple are traveling in First Class on the R.M.S. Titanic. Determined to remove her family from Richards' "high society" world, Julia secretly takes their two children: seventeen-year-old Annette and ten-year-old Norman on the Titanic and plans to raise them in her hometown of Mecannack, Michigan. However, after he learns of her plans, Richard buys a steerage ticket aboard the vessel in hopes of reconciling with his family.


Also aboard is a twenty-year-old cricket player Gifford Rogers, who falls for Annette, and suspended priest George S. Headley who has become an alcoholic. The film was a hit and it touched and terrified moviegoers around the world. It also spawned new interest in the Titanic sinking and inspired Walter Lord to write his great novel A Night to Remember. See also A Night to Remember (album) for the Cyndi Lauper album by this name. ...


Other Titanic movies

See also A Night to Remember (album) for the Cyndi Lauper album by this name. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Titanic was a television movie that premiered in 1996. ... Titanic is a 1997 dramatic movie released by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox. ...

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Titanic (1997) at Reel Classics: a review (1723 words)
In the 1953 film (in which you'll notice a few similarities, but of which, the 1997 film is not a remake), the focus of the movie is the breakup of Stanwyck and Webb's marriage; the Titanic is only the setting.
The 1953 movie could easily have been transplanted to any other time and place with a tragic end, and its essence would have remained the same because in the 1953 film, the plot and characters are the focus.
In this movie, the setting of the story overwhelms the story itself-- so much so that at one point after the ship had begun to sink, Kate and Leo appeared on the screen and I realized I had forgotten they were still on the boat; so much else was going on.
Titanic1953 (581 words)
Titanic was to be one of the last movies Fox filmed in the academy ratio of 1.37:1.
Titanic was directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Charles Brackett, who was disappointed by the box office results of"Titanic": "Maybe people had a certain reluctance to seeing a film in which, they knew, almost every one in the cast would be drowned".
Even though Titanic "purists" looked down on the 1953 "Titanic", for it's sloppy attention to detail, the film remains very popular, and certain aspects of the film were resurrected in 1997 for James Cameron's "Titanic".
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