Does anybody have the 1929 movie “Atlantic”?


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Heres the full movie. I believe it was the first "talky" movie but not the first movie. There were 2 made in 1912...both silent films and one of them was done by the germans. Anyway heres "Atlantic" introduced by David McCallum.

 
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I've watched on youtube.
I also have a DVD , but the audio and video are of very poor quality.
The story and plot follow the general Titanic story, but the setting, type of clothing, and especially the music and the band are definitely 1920's jazz era type. Same story, but it's definitely not the Titanic. The ship in the movie is the "Atlantic" and all the characters are fictitious and maybe - stretching the point a bit - based on some from the Titanic.

It is an interesting movie from the historic stand point of being one of the first talkies.
But the acting is terribly "hammy" and also occasionally amusing. Especially "Mr. Rool".
Overall, if you are expecting something like any of the 1953 or later movies, you will find this one very lacking. About the only similarity is : The ship struck an iceberg and sank !
So much from the amateur wannabe movie critic. LOL

There is an interesting - audio only track - on my DVD of a re-enacentment of the cross-examinations in the U.S. Inquiry.
 
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Rjlink927

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it is considered the first movie about the RMS Titanic. Very good movie for it’s time.
Does anyone know how Secrets of the Titanic came across the cut footage of the sinking since it's otherwise described as "lost"? I just feel like there is a more powerful ending to this film out there, since somehow NGEO was able to get their hands on part of it for their documentary.
 

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Does anyone know how Secrets of the Titanic came across the cut footage of the sinking since it's otherwise described as "lost"? I just feel like there is a more powerful ending to this film out there, since somehow NGEO was able to get their hands on part of it for their documentary.
It might not be from the British production of "Atlantic", it may instead be from the French or German versions which were shot at the same time.

I know that the British Film Institute has the original print of "Atlantic" and offers a restored version on the BFI online player.

That said, I have to disagree with the OP that this a good film. It is a terrible film with some appalling overreacting, ridiculous dialogue and poorly directed.

There are alternate takes from A Night To Remember that exist and have been used in documentaries from time to time.
 

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Couldn't agree more ! I tried watching this some years back and just started fast forwarding through it, its just that bad.
Did you notice the scene at the end in the flooded smoking room they tilted the camera on it's side to give the effect of the deck sloping, overlooking the fact that the water is resting at an angle ? :D

The shots of the bridge, wheelhouse, engine room and boiler rooms of P&O liner RMS Mooltan (which was used for shooting) are interesting but that's about it.

British International Pictures (who made the film) had a up and coming director called Alfred Hitchcock directing films ("The Ring", "The Farmer's Wife", "The Manxman", "Blackmail") for them at that time. Maybe he could have made a better job of it ?
 

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