Synopsis: Unhappily married and uncomfortable with life among the British upper crust, Julia Sturges takes her two children and boards the Titanic for America. Her husband Richard also arranges passage on the doomed luxury liner in order to let him have custody of their two children. Their problems soon seem minor when the ship hits an iceberg.
Director(s): Jean Negulesco
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

"Happy Maiden Voyage."

Mr and Mrs John Jacob Astor,

Stateroom A-56.

- Not so fancy as some. Only bluebells.

- Have a look.

"From the woods of Windsor Castle."


Devonshire cream for Mr Benjamin

Guggenheim. Drop it at the icebox.

"Happy Maiden Voyage, Mr Guggenheim."

"Happy Maiden Voyage."

They're in a bloomin' rut!

"Captain EJ Smith."

Deliver this to the bridge, and hop to it!

"Mr and Mrs Straus."

With this lot we're taking on

from the Continent, we'll have 2200 aboard.

It's thick weather in the harbour.

But it'll be clear when you get out.

Cherbourg to New York.

- You'll go by the Great Circle route.

- Yes. A southern track.

A fine start, Captain.

This is excellent tea.

As to your running time,

we know you'll exercise prudence.

However, the company

wouldn't resent a record run.

They're good engines, sir.

Any other instructions?

With a ship like this, there isn't

much to be said, except good luck.

- And I wish I could go with you.

- Perhaps next time, sir.

Yes. But that isn't a first sailing.

- For you, sir.

- I suppose my wife dug up an extra shirt.

"From Henry Evans,

Benbecula, The Hebrides."

Captain Henry Evans.

I thought he was dead.

It flew from the mainmast of the old

Star of Madagascar, nearly 40 years ago.

I joined as an apprentice.

She was a fine sea boat.

Shall we hoist it, sir?

She's not top issue nowadays.

But up she goes.

Mr Sanderson.

Looks pretty good at that.

The tender

is coming out from Cherbourg, sir.

Mr Sanderson will go ashore on the tender.

Will you show him to the gangway?

- Well, Captain, she's all yours.

- Goodbye, sir.

Mind your helm! Steady as you go.

Julia. Julia!

- Sandy. I thought you were in Biarritz.

- My beautiful Julia, to these ears,

- Biarritz has become a dirty word.

- How much did you lose this time?

Well, these are borrowed trousers.

Where's your husband?

- He didn't come.

- Good. Maybe we can cause a scandal.

I'm afraid I brought the children.

I thought you were

taking a house at Deauville.

I changed my mind.

Annette! Norman!

Sandy! Quel plaisir de vous voir ici.

- She means "Hello".

- Norman.

Good afternoon, sir.

I have to go to the starboard side

to see the Marconi aerial.

Stay right here.

I'll try to get a chair.

Oh, John, I'm not the first woman

in the world who's going to have a baby.

As far as I'm concerned you are.

Forgive me, Mr Astor, but if you're looking

for a chair, perhaps my suitcase would do.

- Why, thank you.

- Mr Astor, my name's Earl Meeker.

- Yes. Thank you.

- I'm looking for the Widener maid.

The maid of Mrs Widener.

Is Mrs Widener's maid around?

The Wideners?

I think I saw them over there.

I'm looking for the Widener maid.

I'm looking for the Widener maid.

Widener maid.

I'm looking for the Widener maid.

Well, don't look at me! I got so many maids,

some of the maids take care of the maids.

Can't say I blame the poor fella.

I just haven't got the kind of a face

that goes with a bankroll.

I'll flash my badge

and blind a few people.

My name's Maude Young,

Montana lead mines.

Seasick? That some kind of a cure?

No, it doesn't cure anything.

No running, no pushing!


I'll pick that up.

Have your boarding tickets ready!

Passagers, attention!

La vedette bientot vient de retourner pour

prendre les passagers de troisieme classe.

Mettez-vous devant la passerelle.

Ne courez pas, ne vous poussez pas.

Prenez vos billets d'embarquement.

I'm Richard Ward Sturges.

I want to arrange passage.

On the Titanic? I'm sorry, sir.

This first trip has been sold out since March.

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Charles Brackett

Charles William Brackett (November 26, 1892 – March 9, 1969) was an American novelist, screenwriter, and film producer, best known for his long collaboration with Billy Wilder. more…

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