So that's why I like A Night To Remember. Sure, it was rather cut and dry but it stuck to Walter Lord's research for his novel. As I said, I'd like to believe that this is the way it happened. Human beings in the face of disaster and death can behave this way. As evidence of this is the band continuing to play as the Titanic sank. How brave these officers and people were!
But for acting, I like the 1953 version of Titanic. I ordinarily do not like soap opera melodrama but the acting of Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner and Audrey Dalton was superb. It certainly enhanced the motion picture and taught valuable lessons. I won't say any more about that storyline as Kelley has yet to see the movie.