• Short Summary

    Premiere of film 'A Night to Remember' about the Titanic ship sinking after collision with an iceberg.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: The Titanic Disaster

    ( ** NB - THIS IS PROBABLY THE OLYMPIC - SISTER SHIP TO THE TITANIC *** )
    FILE -

    ENGLAND: Hampshire: Southampton:
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    The liner Titanic in port before maiden voyage
    Tugsmanouevering ship out of port
    Lifeboats on board the Titanic

    London: 1958
    Odeon cinema where a film about the sinking of the Titanic "A Night to Remember" is being premiered

    INT
    People gathered for premiere in the foyer of the cinema
    Foreign secretary John Selwyn Lloyd along through foyer
    John davies (Managing Director, The Rank Organisation) arriving with his wife
    Man looking at newspaper headlined with story about an iceberg being reported in the shipping lanes

    ENGLISH CHANNEL:
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    Iceberg floating at sea

    ENGLAND: London: 1958
    Crowd outside cinema

    INT
    Actor Kenneth More, star of "A Night to Remember", greeted on arrival and talking to Gaumont British reporter Peter Lee SOT

    More with Sylvia Lightoller, widow of Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller whom More plays in the film

    Gaumont reporter Peter Lee talking to survivors of the sinking of the Titanic

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    Titanic survivor Lawrence Beesley gives his view of the film SOT

    INT
    Titanic survivor Alfred Pugh talks of how equipment available today would have prevented such a disaster SOT
    Background: Premiere of film 'A Night to Remember' about the Titanic ship sinking after collision with an iceberg. Includes footage of Titanic, and interviews with survivors.



    (NOTE - File which apparently shows the Titanic in this newsreel - is likely to be the sister ship - the Olympic - as the only surviving footage of the Titanic is the first sequence of
    Gaumont Graphic story 609/95 - note made April 2012).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAASI4J9UO7JZ4W5LU8VS74HM20
    Media URN:
    VLVAASI4J9UO7JZ4W5LU8VS74HM20
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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