A Night to Remember

1958 NR 2h 3m DVD

A Night to Remember

1958 NR 2h 3m DVD
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The Titanic's dramatic final hours are depicted in this film version of Walters Lord's book. On its maiden voyage, the ship struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on April 14, 1912, taking the lives of 1,513 passengers. The vessel's tragic sinking is accurately recounted and filmed in real time; it's only 37 minutes shorter than the real-life event. A documentary on the making of the movie and commentary by Titanic experts are included.
Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell, John Cairney, Jill Dixon, Jane Downs, James Dyrenforth, Michael Goodliffe, Kenneth Griffith, Harriette Johns, Frank Lawton, Richard Leech, David McCallum, Tucker McGuire, John Merivale, Laurence Naismith, George Rose
Roy Ward Baker
Widescreen 1.66:1
English: PCM Mono
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that A Night to Remember adheres more closely to the actual event than the better-known Hollywood depiction of the Titanic disaster. Filmed in near real-time to the actual disaster, many characters begin to realize that the odds of surviving are slim at best, and impending death is faced in many different manners. Also, characters are often seen smoking and drinking as they spend time in the lavish dining area or prepare to face death.

Sexual Content

A character talks to his wife about picking up lingerie for her when the Titanic arrives in New York.


A character jumps off the Titanic to his certain death. A woman leaving the Titanic for one of the life boats gets trapped between the two before she's rescued. As panic ensues as the ship goes down, characters push, shove, and fight each other for survival. The ship ultimately sinks, and many are presumed dead.


Rare language includes "bastard" and "hell."

Social Behavior

In the midst of horrible tragedy, individuals find inner strength to face disaster with courage and bravery.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters smoke cigars and drink while they play cards. A member of the crew drinks an entire bottle of scotch in his quarters as the ship sinks. Other passengers are shown turning to drink as the Titanic takes on more and more water.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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