Olympic seen caught in tsunami in 1933 disaster film Deluge

Dan Kappes

Dan Kappes

Member
At least, it's a ship model that looks like the Olympic, with similar funnel livery and four funnels.

Here is a photo. The Olympic can be seen in the center.
MV5BOTFmMGQyMjctYWJlYS00OGFjLWE3NTctYzIyNTJhMDQwNjQ1XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjA0NzcwMjI V1


Here is a video of the scene in the film.

 
H

Harland Duzen

Member
Those visual effects are (for the most part excluding the prison shot) amazing!

It is a shame we don't see more practical / model effects in films nowadays. The most recent to knowingly do this was Blade Runner 2049 but we sadly won't be seeing any thing similar any time soon...

Back to topic, and if that is Olympic (it could maybe be the France with the raised bridge and low funnels?) they definitely did their research with her, she was so well built, not even a tsunami and a boiler explosion could destroy her. ;)

(See 3:40 - 4:17)
Screen Shot 2019 02 06 at 134203
Screen Shot 2019 02 06 at 134227
Screen Shot 2019 02 06 at 134228
Screen Shot 2019 02 06 at 134245
 
H

Harland Duzen

Member
Also, I wonder which unlucky ship this is? Maybe the Leviathan, the Imperator or the Majestic?

(See 2:39 - 2:41)
Screen Shot 2019 02 06 at 135841
 
Dan Kappes

Dan Kappes

Member
And think what a mess that would be, all the ships flooded in New York City and the harbor itself! It reminds me of the ship stuck in Manhattan in The Day After Tomorrow and a similar scene in When Worlds Collide.

This is the cargo ship next to the New York Public Library in The Day After Tomorrow.
Day after tomorrow ship


This is the scene from When Worlds Collide.
Wwc1
 
Alex Clark

Alex Clark

Member
She looks a bit like the Aquitania, perhaps it’s supposed to be a generic passenger ship. I’ll have to watch this film.
 
Steven Christian

Steven Christian

Member
At least, it's a ship model that looks like the Olympic, with similar funnel livery and four funnels.

Here is a photo. The Olympic can be seen in the center.
View attachment 43758

Here is a video of the scene in the film.

Wow...1933 must have been a bad year for NYC. First King Kong trashed it and then this...:p
 
A

Aly Jones

Member
Was a little bit of a let down. I thought film was going to be real footage of olypmpic in a bad Storm rocking around.
 
Top