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August 20, 2010

Titanic

Building the Titanic has been a huge financial effort, and White Star Line president Bruce Ismay wants her maiden voyage to hit the headlines. It is at Ismay's urging that Capt. Edward J. Smith pushes for a record speed in their voyage to New York, and that eventually sows the seeds for later disaster. This Titanic features a number of rich, decadent British passengers and a handful of noble German peasants. Ends with the court tribunal acquitting Ismay of any wrong-doing for the sinking of the great ship.
Special features: original 1912 newsreel; White Star Line promotional film, offering a tour of the Olympic, Titanic's sister ship; theatrical trailer; photo gallery; excerpts from the pressbook.

1943 release

The Germans warned the Captain but English greed did not allow the ship to stop. Pro-Nazi propaganda during World War II. The original director Herbert Selpin, after bad mouthing Nazi officials, was removed from the film and arrested. Shortly after his arrest he was found hanged in his jail cell. ~Mike

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Posted by mcmike at August 20, 2010 02:26 PM

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