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A Night to Remember

Roy Ward Baker

 
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  • United Kingdom
  • 1958
  • 123 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.66:1
  • English
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  • Spine #7

On April 14, 1912, just before midnight, the “unsinkable” Titanic struck an iceberg. In less than three hours, it had plunged to the bottom of the sea, taking with it more than 1,500 of its 2,200 passengers. In his unforgettable render­ing of Walter Lord’s book of the same name, the acclaimed British director Roy Ward Baker depicts with sensitivity, awe, and a fine sense of tragedy the ship’s last hours. Featuring remarkably restrained performances, A Night to Remember is cinema’s subtlest and best dramatization of this monumental twentieth-century catastrophe.

Cast

Second Officer Charles Herbert LightollerKenneth More
Mr. ClarkeRonald Allen
Major Arthur PeuchenRobert Ayres
Mrs. Liz LucasHonor Blackman
Captain Arthur RostronAnthony Bushell
Mr. MurphyJohn Cairney
Mrs. ClarkeJill Dixon
Mrs. Sylvia LightollerJane Downs
Colonel Archibald GracieJames Dyrenforth
Thomas AndrewsMichael Goodliffe
PhillipsKenneth Griffith
Lady RichardHarriette Johns
J. Bruce IsmayFrank Lawton
First Officer William MurdochRichard Leech
BrideDavid McCallum
Wireless Operator Harold Thomas CottamAlec McCowen
Molly BrownTucker McGuire
Mr. Robbie LucasJohn Merivale
Mr. YatesRalph Michael
Captain Edward John SmithLaurence Naismith
Captain Stanley LordRussell Napier
Mr. HoyleRedmond Phillips
Charles Joughin, the BakerGeorge Rose
Dr. William O’LoughlinJoseph Tomelty
Sir RichardPatrick Waddington
Fourth Officer Joseph BoxhallJack Watling

Credits

DirectorRoy Ward Baker
Produced byWilliam MacQuitty
Executive producerEarl St. John
ScreenplayEric Ambler
Based on the book byWalter Lord
Director of photographyGeoffrey Unsworth
EditorSidney Hayers
MusicWilliam Alwyn
Art directorAlex Vetchinsky

Disc Features

  • New digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary by Don Lynch and Ken Marschall, author and illustrator of “Titanic”: An Illustrated History
  • The Making of “A Night to Remember” (1993), a sixty-minute documentary featuring producer William MacQuitty’s rare behind-the-scenes footage
  • Archival interview with Titanic survivor Eva Hart
  • En natt att minnas (1962), a half-hour Swedish documentary featuring interviews with Titanic survivors
  • The Iceberg That Sank the “Titanic” (2006), a sixty-minute BBC documentary
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Michael Sragow and archival photographs

    New cover by Gregory Manchess

Film Essays

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A Night to Remember: Nearer, My Titanic to Thee

By Michael Sragow March 26, 2012

Not only is it the best Titanic movie, Roy Ward Baker's vivid tragedy represents a pinnacle of the docudrama form. Read more »


Film Essays

A Night to Remember

By Michael Sragow June 02, 1998

In Ray Johnson’s documentary The Making ofA Night to Remember”, Walter Lord says that when he wrote his 1955 book on the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, there was no mass interest in the topic; . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Current_37_189thumb_thumbnail

A Night to Remember: Nearer, My Titanic to Thee

By Michael Sragow March 26, 2012

Not only is it the best Titanic movie, Roy Ward Baker's vivid tragedy represents a pinnacle of the docudrama form. Read more »


Three Reasons


Film Essays

A Night to Remember

By Michael Sragow June 02, 1998

In Ray Johnson’s documentary The Making ofA Night to Remember”, Walter Lord says that when he wrote his 1955 book on the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, there was no mass interest in the topic; . . . Read more »

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