A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (1958) B/W widescreen 123m dir: Roy Baker
w/Kenneth Moore, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell, John Cairney, Jill Dixon, Jane Downs, James Dyrenforth, Michael Goodliffe, David McCallum
Even after one sees 1997's TITANIC, this is an impressive achievement --- a documentary-like retelling of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the ship. It's magnificently detailed and authentic, a stirring saga of heroism and "grace under pressure." Superb direction, Eric Ambler script, and performances by the huge cast.
From The Movie Guide: "Although Kenneth Moore is ostensibly the star, this multi-layered production boasts more than 200 speaking parts. Sticking pretty closely to the facts, Baker and Ambler have constructed a startling drama, uncluttered by fictional sub-plots. Made for a mere $1,680,000, A NIGHT TO REMEMBER looks much more expensive, with superb costumes and sets. Though far superior to Fox's TITANIC of 1953, this critically acclaimed film met with only lukewarm box-office support."