This 1958, black and white film tells the story of the ill fated Titanic. Unlike the Oscar winning James Cameron version, there are no high tech special effects, and, more importantly, no made up romances to detract from the story. Instead, what you have is a true story, produced in a straight forward manner that is far more gripping than any fiction.
An important omission in the Cameron version is the proximity of another ship, The California, and it's inability, (or refusal), to help the stricken liner, an issue that is addressed in this version. This is a film that has focused more on the actual events of that fateful night in 1912 rather than on the relationships between various passengers. It certainly pumps up the tension, even though everyone knows the outcome. There is always a part of you hoping that this time the Titanics desperate calls for help will be answered.
Starring Kenneth More, Honor Blackman and a young David McCallum, this movie has stood the test of time and is well worth a viewing.