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Atlantic
Directed by Ewald André Dupont
Produced by Ewald André Dupont
John Maxwell
James Scura
Written by Victor Kendall
Ernest Raymond
Starring Franklin Dyall
Madeleine Carroll
Music by John Reynders
Cinematography Charles Rosher
Editing by Emile de Ruelle
Distributed by British International Films
Release date(s) 1929
Running time 90 minutes (U.S. version) 87 minutes (U.K. version) 83 minutes (Danish version)
Country UK
Language English

Atlantic is a 1929 British black and white film, directed and produced by Ewald André Dupont and starring Franklin Dyall and Madeleine Carroll. Three versions were made, one in the United Kingdom, one in Germany, and one in France (Atlantis, 1930). There was a further version released in Denmark, although this was a silent movie and used different footage and an altered storyline.

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Plot

Atlantic is a drama film based on the RMS Titanic and set aboard a fictional ship, called the Atlantic. The main plotline revolves around a man who has a shipboard affair with a fellow passenger, which is eventually discovered by his wife. The ship also has aboard an elderly couple, the Rools, who are on their anniversary cruise. Midway across the Atlantic Ocean, the Atlantic strikes an iceberg and is damaged to the point where it is sinking into the Atlantic. A shortage of lifeboats causes the crew to only allow women and children in and many couples are separated. Mrs. Rool refuses to leave her husband and after the boats are gone all the passengers gather on the deck and sing "Nearer, My God, to Thee" as the Atlantic sinks into the ocean. The final scenes depict a group of passengers saying the Lord's Prayer in a flooding lounge.

Cast (in credits order)

Production crew

  • Produced by Ewald Andr√© Dupont, John Maxwell, & James Scura
  • Original Music by John Reynders
  • Cinematography by Charles Rosher
  • Film Editing by Emile de Ruelle
  • Art Direction by Hugh Gee
  • Assistant Directors: Marjorie Gaffney, J.F. Green, & John Harlow
  • Sound Department: Jack Mair & Alec Murray
  • Musical director: John Reynders

Sound

Atlantic was one of the first British films made with sound on film and was Germany's first sound movie. In England, it was released in both sound and silent prints. The French version was the fourth French feature with sound on film. The Danish version used early sound recorders, many of which were lost until the 1990s.

Trivia

  • The movie was originally made as "Titanic" but after lawsuits it was renamed "Atlantic".
  • The final scene of the movie was filmed as a shot of the liner sinking but it was cut at the last minute as it was feared it would upset Titanic survivors.

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