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Titanic (1943)

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Movie Poster
Country GER33-45.jpg Germany
Directed by Herbert Selpin

Werner Klingler

Release Date November 10, 1943
Language German
Studio Tobis Filmkunst
Distributor Deutsche Filmvertriebs
Main Cast
Character Actor
1st Officer Petersen Hans Nielsen
Sigrid Olinsky Sybille Schmitz
Gloria Kirsten Heiberg
Sir Bruce Ismay Ernst Fritz Fürbringer
Captain Edward J. Smith Otto Wernicke
Privy Councillor Bergmann Theodor Loos

Titanic, is a 1943 German propaganda movie directed by Herbert Selpin and Werner Klingler (The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1962)). The film portrays the disaster in terms of anti-British propaganda. The White Star Line was on the verge of bankruptcy and therefore bribed the captain to cross the Atlantic with the Titanic in record time in order to save the shipping company financially through the fame of the "Blue Riband" (the award for the fastest passenger ship between the English Channel and New York City). Only the German first officer Petersen (in reality there was no German officer onboard) recognizes the danger, but his warnings are ignored. In the subplot, there are several romantic stories touching on the themes of true love, old love, new love, love triangle, engagement, marriage, and sacrifice.

The realistic portrayal of the ship using a highly developed animation technique for that time and the use of a 6m model was used again in the 1958 British movie A Night to Remember. The scenes in the film that takes place on the night of the sinking and show the boat deck of the Titanic were shot on board the SS Cap Arcona. This German ship actually sank on May 3, 1945, after being hit by Royal Air Force bombers in the Bay of Lübeck; several thousand concentration camp prisoners on board were killed.

The following weapons were used in the film Titanic:

Smith & Wesson Model 10

What appears to be some type of a Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver, possibly a Spanish copy, is used by one Officer of the Titanic to hold back a crowd of jostling passengers.

Orbea Revolver 1892 Espagnol - 8 x 27mm M1892
The Officer holds his drawn revolver after a group of passengers overwhelmed two of his crewmates distributing life jackets.
He starts firing randomly into the crowd.
Unaware that he is outnumbered, he starts to reload the revolver.

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