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Man, that's just adding insult to injury. You know, after hitting ice aboard the ship, I'd probably use the reduced fare offer on ANOTHER ship. But that's just me. Maxim Gorky's a funny sort of name anyways.
 

Jeremy Lee

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I would like to ask - I have read from somewhere that in the show Raise the Titanic!, a Greek ship Athenai (don't know if this is the correct spelling) was used. Shouldn't be the ship of the same name that was in the vicinity of the Titanic when she sank right?
 
Sep 22, 2003
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im not sure if anyone mentioned this yet, but Andrea Doria was in a movie, im pretty sure it wasnt the actual ship, though it was still pretty interesting, and dont forget Voyage of the Damned, i never saw the movie, but i have the book. if anyone can tell me the name of the movie im thinking about for the Doria that would be greatly appreciated, it was in B&W when i saw it and on AMC.
 
Jun 8, 2002
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Hi, Jesse.

In "on the Waterfront" with Brando, there is a scene on a rooftop where his character's pidgeons are housed. In the background, coming up the Hudson, is either the "Andrea Doria" or "Cristoforo Colombo".

Could that be the movie you're thinking about?

Regards,
Doug
 

Jeremy Lee

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I watched the 1940 movie Road to Singapore yesterday, and was wondering in one of the final scenes, there was a side view of a ship that looked really like Normandie.
 
Mar 28, 2002
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Whilst reading up on the "Estonia" I came across "Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair" (1990) starring Burt Lancaster and Rebecca Schaeffer. Incidentally, Schaeffer, a 21-year old up-and-coming actress was shot dead by a crazed fan just months before the film's release:

http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0769726/bio

Also, "Baltic Storm" about the sinking of the Estonia was realeased last year, starring Greta Scacchi and Donald Sutherland.
 

Jim Kalafus

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If you can stomach it, the Liberte is featured in the Jane Russell 3-D film "The French Line" but, frankly, you'll want to turn the sound down and scan for the liner footage because this is not a "so bad it's good" film....it's a "so bad it's painful" viewing experience. Did have the slogans "Jane Russell in 3-D She'll knock BOTH your eyes out!" and the insipid "THAT song! THAT Dance! See The French Line." but the advertising was more amusing and lurid than was the film.
 
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Mike Anderson

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If it hasn't been mentioned yet, the Normandie appears in the first few minutes of Citizen Kane, during the opening newsreel. It's a fantastic, if short, aerial shot.
 
Mar 28, 2002
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Caught a bit of Stephen King's Rose Red the other night and a photo of a four-stacker (not any of the Olympic class liners) was passed off as something like the "Ocean Voyager" or something like that. Any ideas?
 
Apr 11, 2001
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Normandie gets a cameo also in Hitchcock's Saboteur, lying on her side at the pier. What's the ship used in An Affair to Remember? Looks like U.S. Lines.
 
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Kyle Johnstone

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Hi Shelley,

The ship in "An Affair to Remember" is the Constitution. The same ship that Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel sailed to Europe on!
 
Jul 9, 2004
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Aquitania gets a couple mentions and appears in a stock footage clip in the 1936 Myrna Loy/Spencer Tracy film, "Whipsaw"

There was another ship... a small ship with two black funnels, I think, in a 30's Kay Francis. Francis's sidekick in this film was the lovely Glenda Farrel (Of Torchy Blane Fame.) Anyone have an idea as to the ship? I don't remember the movie's name too well.
 
Jan 4, 2005
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The Last Voyage which dates out of the 60s I guess is all about the death of a ship which is actually the Ile De France being destroyed. Movie producers bought the ship when it was worthless, blew it up, half, sank it - then refloated her and she was scrapped after the film. Such a sad sight!
 
Apr 27, 2005
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It's not a real liner, but the Marx Brothers in "Monkey Business" are set on an ocean liner. And who can forget the liner stateroom seen in "A Night at the Opera"?
Quips Chico: "We no take-a gasoline. We no take-a airplane. We take-a steamship! And that, friends, is how we fly to America!"
 
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Glenn Lappin

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The Last Voyage topic brought up by Eddie is an interesting one. It was because of this disaster film that contracts between shipowner & scrapper stipulated direct delivery to scrapper. Long story short: Shipowners,Cruise lines etc.,did not want their very well known ships with line colors and all being shown in an unfavorable position.I'd personally love to see a real ship used for cinematic realism but only in safe and ecologicly sensible way - artificial reef kind of thing.
 

Jim Hathaway

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Another film aboard a fictional liner would be "The Big Broadcast Of 1938" with Bob Hope, and W.C. Fields.
It has been many years, but I remember it being entertaining- about a race between two liners.
Mostly notable for Bob Hope singing "Thanks For The Memories".
 

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