A FILM FOUNDED ON THE 'TITANIC' DISASTER

SCENES FROM 'ATLANTIC'

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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.

Titanic Band

THE BAND OF THE SINKING LINER, "GAME TO THE END," CONTINUES TO PLAY LIVELY TUNES ON DECK TO KEEP UP THE SPIRITS OF THE PASSENGERS " A SCENE IN "ATLANTIC."

Crowd tries to escape

AFTER THE CAPTAIN HAS GIVEN THE LAST GRIM ORDER - "EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF" - FOLLOWED BY THE CRY ' "BE BRITISH!" A SCENE IN THE ENGINE-ROOM.

Passengers in the smoking room

AFTER THE PADRE HAS CALMED THE DOOMED CROWD IN THE SMOKING ROOM: CAR-PLAYERS AND (TO LEFT) THE CRIPPLED JOHN ROOL AND HIS WIFE (MR FRANKLIN DYALL AND MISS ELLEN TERRISS).

Crowd at the lifeboats

CROWD REACTION TO FEAR OF IMMINENT DEATH: A WILD SCENE AMONG STEERAGE AND OTHER PASSENGERS HERDED IN THE SMOKING ROOM.

Wireless Operator

"REFUSING TO LEAVE HIS POST, HE DECLINED THE AID OF A LIFEBELT, AND WHEN LAST SEEN WAS STILL SENDING 'S.O.S.'": THE HEROIC WIRELESS OPERATOR (MR. SYD CROSSLEY).

On the bridge

"LANCHESTER, YOU ARE  NO LONGER UNDER MY ORDERS. GOOD-BYE AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU!" THE CAPTAIN (MR. LYNN) AND FIRST OFFICER (MR. JOHN LOGDEN) ON THE BRIDGE AT THE LAST.

Acknowledgements

Randy Bryan Bigham

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