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 2nd 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 (convoys) during WWII. 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 was capsized in floating off the liner as it sank. The picture depicts then known facts (c1958) as reported after the sinking; such as the woeful lack of adequate lifeboats, the ship's band playing true to the very end...
Ronald Allen....Mr. Clarke
Robert Ayres....Maj. Arthur Peuchen
Honor Blackman....Mrs. Liz Lucas
Anthony Bushell....Capt. Arthur Rostron - Carpathia
John Cairney....Mr. Murphy
Jill Dixon....Mrs. Clarke
Jane Downs....Mrs. Sylvia Lightoller
James Dyrenforth....Col. Archibald Gracie
Michael Goodliffe....Thomas Andrews
Kenneth Griffith....Wireless Operator John 'Jack' Phillips
Harriette Johns....Lady Richard
Frank Lawton....Chairman J. Bruce Ismay
Richard Leech....First Officer William Murdoch
David McCallum....Assistant Wireless Operator Harold Bride
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