SCENES FROM 'ATLANTIC'
The loss of the "Titanic" with nearly 1500 lives, on April 14, 1912-probably the greatest peace-time disaster in the annals of the sea-formed the basis of Mr. Ernest Raymond's play, "The Berg" (*produced at His Majesty's Theatre last March), and a sound film version of the play has now been made by British International Pictures Ltd., in the studios at Elstree. Scenes of intense poignancy show how the imminent approach of death acts on various types of character, both singly and in the mass, and illustrate vividly the tragic happenings of such a catastrophe. The principal character, that ofJohn Rool, the crippled novelist in his invalid-chair, played at His Majesty's by Mr. Godfrey Tearle, in represented in the film by Mr. Franklin Dyall, while Miss Ellaline Terris appears as Mrs. Rool, the heroic wife who will not leave her husband - a part originally taken, on the stage, by Miss Marion Fawcett. The cast of the film also includes Miss Helen Haye and Miss Joan Barry. A German version of "Atlantic", with German players substituted, was given in Berlin on October 28.