Action / Drama / History / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 89%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 65%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 5381


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Robert Wagner as Gifford Rogers
Barbara Stanwyck as Julia Sturges
Thelma Ritter as Maude Young
Richard Basehart as George Healey
757.13 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 38 min
P/S 1 / 9

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Tad Pole 8 / 10

Most folks would rather go out with a bang . . .

. . . that with a whimper. This TITANIC of 1953 certainly provides viewers with plenty of Big Bangs, unlike the whimper fest of James Cameron's infamous 1997 TITANIC bladder-buster. Cameron's hatchet job makes the Billionaire Class out to be the bad guys, as they scuttle around the sinking vessel shooting at each other with guns! Jean Negulesco's 1953 TITANIC, on the other hand, is surely more realistic, depicting--as it does--the rush of Monied Men down to steerage to carry the shell-shocked poor immigrant women and children to the safety of lifeboats. These wealthy role models of the Fox Corporation Film Studio's 1953 TITANIC outing teach their sons that if they're old enough to wear long pants, they're old enough to surrender their life boat seat to the odd woman out. Barbara Stanwyck's character in the 1953 TITANIC hails from the century-long GOP stronghold of Michigan's Mackinac Island, won hands-down by Leader Trump in 2016. This 1953 TITANIC suggests that had the 20 richest Americans supporting Trump sailed on the TITANIC, he would have seen his entire Cabinet go down with the ship. (If Michigan's Betsy DeVos had orange hair, this would remind me of a certain Eurhythmics song.)

Reviewed by ags123 8 / 10

This version will "go down" as one of the better ones.

The best Titanic film is undoubtedly 1958's "A Night To Remember," particularly for its more realistic depiction of events, but 1953's "Titanic," while fictionalized, focuses on the human drama. The climactic father/son reckoning is far more moving than the maudlin Rose/Jack story in James Cameron's overblown 1997 extravaganza. This version better conveys the era of the voyage and spends less time on special effects of people drowning. Barbara Stanwyck looks like a John Singer Sargent portrait, whether donning an elegant evening gown or dripping in fur. She never looked better. And who can resist a movie with the inimitable Thelma Ritter?

Reviewed by john_vance-20806 9 / 10

Stanwick and Webb shine, Wagner charms. Superbly done.

I watched this many times on TV as a kid, mainly interested in the exciting final scenes. When I reacquainted myself with it as an adult I realized how much I missed.

The obnoxiously pretentious and pontificating character portrayed by Clifton Webb makes Billy Zane's later effort look anemic - and Zane did a great job. Stunning Barbara Stanwick plays the kind of magnetic woman that no man could watch walk away without making a last stand. Robert Wagner exhibits the same irresistible rascally charm he still shows as Dinozzo's dad on NCIS.

The scene containing the interchange between the two main stars when Stanwick finally and powerfully plays her "high trump", then turns away to leave an emotionally eviscerated Webb slack-jawed and speechless is a cinematic gem. Each suffer a private Gethsemane in their own way and the sense of loss and bitterness both feel is palpably grim and painful to see. Of course the Titanic does sink and those who die and those who survive are separated with cold, irreversible finality.

The special effects are not that special, even by 1950s standards, but that is not what this movie was really about in the first place. Don't expect the 1996 version, this isn't for kids, it's drama played by 2 stars at the top of their game.

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