This RARE, Pre-Code 1929 ship disaster drama B&W sound movie dvd release is titled... ATLANTIC (aka TITANIC)
A thunderbolt of drama impossible to describe!
Directed by Ewald André Dupont
Nearly 70 years before James Cameron made the Titanic tragedy his own personal property, E. A. DuPont offered his own spectacular spin on the same story in the landmark early talkie Atlantic. Adhering to the classic three-act structure, the first portion of the film concentrates on the passengers -- both above and below deck -- of a huge luxury liner on its maiden voyage. The middle portion deals with the liner's collision with an iceberg and the reactions of the passengers, ranging from mild annoyance to outright panic. Dupont reserves the best for last, as the great ship Atlantic begins its final descent amidst the terrified cries of the passengers as they try to crowd into too few lifeboats. Stalwart courage and craven cowardice come head to head in the climactic scenes.
Based on a stage play by Ernest Raymond, Atlantic was simultaneously filmed in English, French and German-language versions.
This dvd is of the complete 95 minute British version.
Franklin Dyall - John Rool
Ellaline Terriss - Alice Rool
Donald Calthrop - Pointer
John Stuart - Lawrence
Madeleine Carroll - Monica
Francis Lister - Padre
John Longden - Lanchester
Arthur Hardy - Maj. Boldy
Monty Banks - Dandy
Joan Barry - Betty Tate-Hughes
D.A. Clarke-Smith - Freddie Tate-Hughes
Syd Crossley - Wireless Operator
Dino Galvani - Steward
Danny Green - Passenger
Helen Haye - Clara Tate-Hughes
ATLANTIC was made a mere 17 years after the Titanic went down. For those interested in a well made vintage film that provides a fascinating look at a sensational event with which practically everyone alive has at least some inkling of, I highly recommend this film. Plus, there's the added bonus of a very young Madeleine Carroll to feast your eyes on!
This high quality DVD is "All Region" so it will play Anywhere in the USA and the World!