TV Movie | Not Rated | | Drama, History
On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable R.M.S. Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.
The movie was the first of two Titanic films about the R.M.S. Titanic in less than a year, this movie debuting eleven months before Raise the Titanic (1980).
J. Bruce Ismay:
Her name, like everything about her, gave promise of something mighty and splendid. They called her Titanic. She was the longest, the tallest, the most luxurious ship in all creation.
John Jacob Astor and wife Madeleine are shown conversing with Bruce and Julia Ismay at the Titanic's Grand Staircase while the Titanic is still docked in Southampton England. The Astors did not board the ship until it reach Cherbourg France.
Opening credits prologue:
The following dramatization is based on factual and personal accounts which were researched and adapted for the telling of the story of the sinking of the Titanic in dramatic form.
Identifiable characters are drawn from actual persons and fictitious names were given to certain characters who existed but whose actual names remain unknown.
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