Titanic (1953)

The 1912 sinking of the luxury liner Titanic is used as a backdrop for a several fictional subplots, chief of which involves snooty socialite Clifton Webb and his wife Barbara Stanwyck. Stanwyck has booked passage on the ill-fated passenger… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 16, 1953
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Though Stanwyck and Clifton Webb make for an unlikely married couple, this b/w Oscar-winning 1953 melodrama about the sinking of the famous liner is worth seeing.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Manages to tell its tale in a compact 98 minutes. That's nearly 100 minutes less than it took James Cameron, and there's something to be said for that.

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Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Not as big as James Cameron's computer-generated bonanza, but it's nonetheless impressive.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a good motion picture despite its shallow, often sentimental overtones.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Exciting, well-acted version of the infamous voyage

Christopher Null

fair enough

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
While not the darling of the new millennia, this version shines as a family drama involving (like Cameron's popular outing) class warfare. Dad (Webb) wants… More
Mason Williams
Titanic from 1953 starring the great Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb is a true gem. This is another telling of the ill fated ship focusing this time on an… More
Red Lats
I saw this version of 'Titanic' after I saw the James Cameron version. It is much more subdued - and displays the men of the Titanic as much more… More
Veronique Kwak
the 1953 "titanic" is based upon the interactions of human drama in spite of its technical inaccuracy for the shipwreck event. barbara stanwyck glows… More
jay nixon
Compelling, far better than the most recent version. Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck are outstanding as a wealthy couple whose marriage is disintegrating and… More
Drew Smith
This is worth watching just because it's so radically different from the even more successful 1997 version.