A Hollywood retelling of the tragic sinking of the "unsinkable" British luxury liner H.M.S. "Titanic," which struck an iceberg April 15, 1912, and sank on its maiden voyage, killing over 1500 people. Only 712 of the passengers, using 19 lifeboats, survived. There were a number of famous people traveling on the ship who died, among them, John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim.
Taking a personal approach, the film focuses on the Sturges, a family traveling on the luxury liner. Julia Sturges had booked passage on the ship with her two children after leaving her husband, Richard. He, however, discovered her plans, and followed her on board.
Once they set sail, Richard never allowed Julia out of his sight, and unsuccessfully begged for a reconciliation. But then the Titanic hit that deadly iceberg, and the Sturges had to set their differences aside... for the sake of themselves and their children.
Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay 1953 Richard Breen
Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay 1953 Walter Reisch Screenwriter/Director
Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay 1953 Charles Brackett Screenwriter and Producer, collaborated with Billy Wilder