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A Night to Remember full movie is released on Dec 16, 1958. Watch A Night to Remember online - the English Drama movie from United Kingdom. A Night to Remember is directed by Roy Ward Baker and created by Walter Lord with Kenneth More and Ronald Allen. A Night to Remember is available online on Criterion Channel and Apple iTunes.

A successful attempt at an even-handed portrayal of the White Star Line's (later part of Cunard) luxury liner R.M.S. Titanic's sinking from the standpoint of Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller, himself the most senior of the ill-fated ship's Deck Officers to survive the disaster (Lightoller later went on to distinguish himself as a line British Naval Officer during the First World War and served as a Senior Naval Staff Officer on convoys during World War II. Between wars, he owned and operated a successful family business producing pleasure craft). His own survival of the sinking, along with several others, is shown atop one of the liner's two "collapsible" lifeboats which were capsized in floating off the liner as it sank. The picture depicts then known facts (1958) as reported after the sinking--such as the woeful lack of adequate lifeboats, the ship's band playing true to the very end, White Star's co-owner Bruce Ismay's somewhat less-than-chivalrous departure from the sinking vessel, and the Titanic's designer's (Thomas Andrews) revelation that due to the severity of below-the-water-line damage and that the vaunted watertight compartments were not designed to nor sealed up to the weather deck, would only delay the inevitable as sea water spilled over the top of one to the next from the bows to the stern. It also addresses the mysterious ship seen from the Titanic's bridge stopped some 12-19 miles off and depicts it as being the S.S. Californian, whom - if that steamship had responded, the loss of life could have been far, far less. The Californian is seen stopped due to the ice warnings, the same alerts whose import were undervalued by Captain Edward J. Smith. She herself had shut-down wireless operations, nominally at 11:00pm as her sole operator retired for the evening, this before the iceberg was struck and the first distress calls were made by Titanic. It also addresses somewhat the coal fire in one of Titanic's bunkers - apparently not uncommon back in those days, before her departure into the Atlantic and potential for damage to steel plates below the water line (This picture predates the calling-into-question of the quality of rivets [metalurgy] which has since come to the fore). The film also shows the class distinction and its impact as to whom - of the "women and children first", got a seat in a boat; the fact that the first/earliest lifeboats launched were not at full capacity; and that the boats launched from the port and starboard side held to different criteria as to loading. The latter allows the viewer an inference as to the importance for crew and passenger alike as to lifeboat drills which were then (1912) neither required nor ever held aboard Titanic. One of several movies on the subject, it stands well the test-of-time for its "just the facts" approach in the telling and avoidance of conjecture or added melodrama.

As know as:

Titanic, Atlantique, latitude 41°, O noapte memorabilă, Emlékezetes éjszaka, Последната нощ на Титаник

Release Date (Streaming):

Jun 16, 1998


United Kingdom


English, Russian, Polish, German, Italian

Production Companies:

The Rank Organisation


The fantastic story of the sinking of the Titanic based on the book by Walter Lord., An inspiring story of magnificent courage., The greatest disaster in the history of the sea., Titanic - the disaster that shocked the world, told as it really happened!, Titanic - the greatest sea drama in living memory, told as it really happened!, A new motion picture never before shown on screen or television., We urge you to see this film from the beginning!, Titanic - the greatest sea drama of all time., The night the unsinkable sank on her maiden voyage.


George Bourke
Miami Herald
[A Night to Remember] is a motion picture that will long be remembered for the manner in which it has dramatized cold fact, and given the suspense and the excitement usually engendered only by fiction.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 01, 2020
Catherine Shoard
A restrained, nearly austere ensemble drama that manages to intertwine a dozen different stories without tripping up on any of them, it relies on real-life survivor testimony for almost every line and incident, to immensely moving and dignified effect.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 13, 2012
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
Cold and brutal - exactly how this tale should be told.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 12, 2012

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