TV Movie | Not Rated | | Drama, History
The Titanic disaster is depicted, primarily as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.
Re-edit of the 140 minute 1979 TV Movie 'S.O.S. Titanic'. This is the version that was released theatrically in some countries, and is now widely available on DVD. The original 1979 TV version has never had an official release anywhere.
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.
As depicted later in Titanic, the ship broke in two while still afloat, the stern section first righting itself and then turning on end. However, these facts were not established until after its remains were found in 1985. Eyewitness testimony at the inquiries had been conflicting, and the accepted version in 1979 was that the Titanic had sunk intact.
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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