Action / Drama / History / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 89%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 65%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 5557


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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 5 / 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by leodipaolis 8 / 10

This Titanic keeps on sailing

What a surprise to see this 1953 sinking of the Titanic after the long and expensive James Cameron version. To say that Jean Negulesco's version is better is saying only half of it. In fact it is much, much better. The whole story told in half the time with a scrumptious script by Charles Brackett and Walter Reisch and superb performances by Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb. The 1953 special effects are as effective as anything in Cameron's film but, I believe, that the secret of the older version is that the heart and mind of the filmmakers were on the human drama and the effects came to be part of it and not its center. It was also a time when stories were told thinking of an adult audience. The poignancy of of the tale is thought out by thinking people for thinking people. In the modern version, Leo teaches Kate how to spit, remember? Just look in Negulesco's version the power of the unfolding. Two disasters, one natural, irreversible, the other, human with unexpected twists and turns. Thelma Ritter plays Molly Brown with extraordinary little touches. Look at her eyes when she witnesses Webb shabby treatment of his son. Young and gorgeous Robert Wagner is a delightful plus. I advise you to rent it, you'll be amazed.

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?

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