S.O.S. Titanic (1979)

S.O.S. Titanic

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An Anglo-American co-production, S.O.S. Titanic is a costly, 150-minute reenactment of the infamous sea disaster of 1912. Heading the cast is David Janssen as millionaire John Jacob Astor, who went down with the Titanic, and Cloris Leachman as raucous Denver dowager Molly Brown, who didn't (for the record, Leachman had previously played Brown on a 1957 episode of the TV anthology Telephone Time). Third-billed is Susan Saint James as fictional passenger Leigh Goodwin, who carries most of the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
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On DVD: Apr 12, 2005
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Cast


as Captain Edward J. Sm...

as Chief Boots: S. Steb...

as Henry Harris

as Chief Officer: Henry...

as Catholic Priest: Fat...

as Dan Marvin

as John Jacob Astor

as Band Leader: Wallace...

as Martin Gallagher

as Benjamin Guggenheim

as Steward: John Hart

as Bugle Boy: Peter Fle...

as Ida Strauss

as James Farrell

as Leading Stoker: Fred...

as Master-at-Arms: T. K...

as Thomas Andrews

as Laider Strauss

as First Officer: Josep...

as Olaus Abelseth

as Bridget Bradley

as Mary Marvin

as 4th Officer: Joseph ...

as Rene Harris

as J. Bruce Ismay

as Countess of Rothes

as 5th Officer: Harold ...

as Molly Brown

as Assist. Boots: E.J. ...

as Stewardess: May Sloa...

as Kate Mullins

as Mary Agatha Glyn

as Crow's Nest: Reginal...

as Emma Bucknell

as Maude Slocombe

as Madeline Astor

as Leigh Goodwin

as Stewardess: Violet J...

as Laurence Beesley

as 2cnd Officer: Charle...

as Captain Arthur Rostr...

as Chied Wireless: Haro...
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Critic Reviews for S.O.S. Titanic

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 24, 2003
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Audience Reviews for S.O.S. Titanic

Complete product of it's time. Disaster movies were real big in the 70's so why not make one out of the most infamous maritime disaster of them all?

Not bad performances all around and the production values/effects hold up pretty well. David Warner (who funnily enough gets a supporting role in the '97 movie) and the other second class passenger really are the best part of the movie playing two teachers who are not of the rich fancy world or the lower class world and make a great point about how out of place they feel about it. Granted they get a little TOO platitude-y, states-the-obvious about it. Even so far as to actually SAY "Isn't this ship really a microcosm of British society today?" Uh, thanks, we get it- that's kind of why people are fascinated by the Titanic. Show us that, don't just TELL US that.

The other good plot line was the of the group of twenty-something Irish immigrants who we see having fun and full of hope about their trip to America and then they're desperate struggle to get up top and their women in the boats and seeing the boys praying with the priests at the end will break your heart.

All in all a pretty decent little movie that holds up pretty well considering- though a bit with the Captain Obvious at points.

Sunshineyness
Stephanie Merchant

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