A Night To Remember

BBBB.5

(out of 5)


Before James Cameron, this was the definitive film about the famous Titanic and its infamous sinking. A uniformly excellent cast contributes to the staggeringly accurate historical detail as the pace chillingly goes from adventurous to treacherous in a matter of scenes. It appears Cameron’s film got a lot of its information from this one, because aside from its being black and white the two films look almost identical, but what it also has is a classy lack of sentimentality; when it decides to pull at heartstrings it does so in the most reserved and economical manner. History buffs, Titanic devotees and British film lovers should not miss it.


The Rank Organisation

United Kingdom, 1958

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the book by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

The Criterion Collection

Golden Globe Awards 1958

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