SOS Titanic

SOS Titanic

William Hale (1979)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Originally made for American TV, but released in cinemas over here, this detailed account of the famous shipping disaster combines fact and fiction as uneasily as it mixes its Anglo-American cast. Director William Hale's grip on the drama is tenuous, and the result is regrettably rather low key and cheap looking. It's certainly not a patch on Rank's A Night to Remember or even the Clifton Webb-Barbara Stanwyck Titanic for 20th Century-Fox, let alone James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster. Still, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Harry Andrews, David Warner, David Janssen and Susan Saint James suffer nobly as the ship goes down.


Fact-based drama about the sinking of the luxury liner after a collision with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City in 1912, following various passengers including a newlywed couple and a group of Irish emigrants hoping to start new lives in America. Starring David Janssen, Cloris Leachman and Susan St James.

Cast & Crew

John Jacob Astor David Janssen
Molly Brown Cloris Leachman
Leigh Goodwin Susan St James
Laurence Beesley David Warner
Fred Barrett Maurice Roeves
Capt Arthur Rostron Philip Stone
Harold Cottam Christopher Strauli
Madeline Astor Beverly Ross
Joseph G Boxhall Warren Clarke
Director William Hale
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD