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 heroic than the later version.
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 b... read more
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release Date: April 16, 1953
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
Stats: 2,559 reviews
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April 25, 2012
January 28, 2010
Compelling, far better than the most recent version. Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck are outstanding as a wealthy couple whose marriage is disintegrating and the love story is sweet and unlike the other version makes sense since both characters are from the same class as would ...
December 5, 2008
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 older couple whom are divorcing and having to deal with skeletons in the closet. A very well done Fox film worthy seeing.
February 18, 2008
the 1953 "titanic" is based upon the interactions of human drama in spite of its technical inaccuracy for the shipwreck event. barbara stanwyck glows radiantly again as a troubled matron with marital discord. and thelma ritter finally grasps a chance to emit some scale of eleganc...
January 22, 2007
This is worth watching just because it's so radically different from the even more successful 1997 version.
February 10, 2013cajiggle
It's hard not to compare this to the James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster of the same name. Though similiar in title and topic, they are two different films. But, if I must choose, I would pick this 1953 version. I like how the story focuses on a particular family. Their drama is fr...
March 20, 2010
It was made in 1953 so you can see why the special effects were not all that special. Robert Wagner was so very young and played the love interest of the snobby girl. It did drag a little, but the characters were good as well as the acting .... I enjoyed it.
August 28, 2009
Okay. Anyone who bitches that Cameron's version is "too Hollywood big budget" and sniffs their nose at it REALLY needs to see the '53 version with Stanwyck.
Riddled with over romanticism, (complete with the likable boyfriend of the teenage daughter miraculously surviving by acci...
July 14, 2009
This bears little resemblance to the 1997 epic, this story focuses on a particular family and their ups and downs. Very engrossing and well written, great production and cast. Barbara Stanwyck is excellent as always.
March 9, 2009
Saw this version and loved it. Was sad as the others. Not as glamerous but just as catastrophic. Love Barbara
and Clifton in it.
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