Titanic

1943

Werner Klinger
Replacement Director
Herbert Selpin
Director

A certain ill-fated cruise liner comes a cropper in icy waters.

Fascinating propagandist piece that still manages to include many of the bits of business of later Titanic opus - Blue Diamonds and thieves locked below decks during the disaster for example. Certainly British bungling is highlighted, the good German officer (?) clearly knows best, but the films main vitriol is reserved for the conniving upper classes and J. Bruce Ismay in particular.

Not what this reviewer was expecting and actually not that bad.

Director Herbert Selpin was arrested during the making of the film and died while in custody of the Gestapo.



10th November 1943
Cinema








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Sybille Schmitz
Sigrid Olinsky
Hans Nielsen
1st Officer Petersen
Kirsten Heiberg
Gloria
Ernst Fritz Fürbringer
Sir Bruce Ismay
Karl Schönböck
John Jacob Astor
Charlotte Thiele
Lady Astor
Otto Wernicke
Captain Edward J. Smith
Franz Schafheitlin
Hunderson
Sepp Rist
John
Claude Farell
Manniküre Hedi (as Monika Burg)
Theo Shall
1st Officer Murdoch
Herbert Tiede
2nd Officer Lightoller
Jolly Bohnert
Marcia
Fritz Böttger
Lord Douglas
Hermann Brix
Kapellmeister Gruber
Karl Dannemann
1. Funker Philipps
Kurt Alexander Duma
2. Ingenieur Hesketh
Peter Elsholtz
Landarbeiter Bobby
Karl Fochler
Obersteward
Fritz Genschow
Landarbeiter Henry
Herbert Gernot
Schiffsdetektiv
Susi Jera
Kind
Josef Kamper
1. Ingenieur Romain
Lieselott Klingler
Anne
W.P. Krüger
Hans Leibelt
Theodor Loos
Geheimrat Bergmann
Karl Meixner
Lord Astors 1. Sekretär Hopkins
Edgar Pauly
Werner Scharf
Südländer Mendoz
Just Scheu
Dr. Lorenz
Georg H. Schnell
Aktionär Morrison
Hans Schwarz Jr.
Athletischer Kerl
Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur
Oberrichter
Walter Steinbeck
Aktionär Fränklin
Walter Steinweg
Bootsmann
Erich Stelmecke
Charlotte Tiedemann
Frau mit Kind
Toni von Bukovics
Herzogin
Peter Voß
Schiffsarzt
Heinz Welzel
2. Funker Bride

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