Titanic Archive Movies

The Titanic has been the subject of numerous dramatic films since the first was made shortly after the sinking (e.g. "Saved From the Titanic" featuring Dorothy Gibson). However, genuine film of the ship, prior to the discovery of the wreck, is very rare. Indeed, in the aftermath of the sinking film companies were forced to use extant film of the Olympic and other vessels to represent the sunken vessel. The three shots presented here may be the only moving film of the actual Titanic.
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FILM OF THE MACKAY BENNETT RETURNING TO HALIFAX WITH BODIES OF TITANIC VICTIMS
 
FILM OF THE MACKAY BENNETT RETURNING TO HALIFAX WITH BODIES OF TITANIC VICTIMS
30th April 1912
The cable ship MacKay Bennett returned to Halifax, Nova Scotia on the morning of 30 April 1912. On her deck were coffins, her crew recovered 306 bodies and brought 190 back to harbour. The rest were buried at sea. ...
FILM OF CARPATHIA RETURNING SURVIVORS TO NEW YORK
 
FILM OF CARPATHIA RETURNING SURVIVORS TO NEW YORK
18th April 1912
The Carpathia arrived in New York on the evening of 18 April 1912. ...
FILM OF THE OLYMPIC
 
FILM OF THE OLYMPIC

These pictures were retouched after the Titanic disaster to eliminate American company flags visible on the other vessels in harbour so that, when re-shown in April 1912, the pictures might represent Titanic at her berth in Southampt...
FILM OF CAPTAIN SMITH
 
FILM OF CAPTAIN SMITH

These shots were taken in New York on board the Olympic probably on the occasion of her first arrival in 1911.  The photographer is unknown. ...
FILM OF TITANIC ENTERING THE THOMPSON GRAVING DOCK
 
FILM OF TITANIC ENTERING THE THOMPSON GRAVING DOCK
3rd February 1912
Original archive movie film of the Titanic...