Encyclopedia Titanica

Titanic Archive Movies

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The Titanic has been the subject of numerous dramatic films since the first was made shortly after the sinking (e.g. "Saved From the Titanic" featuring Dorothy Gibson). However, genuine film of the ship, prior to the discovery of the wreck, is very rare. Indeed, in the aftermath of the sinking film companies were forced to use extant film of the Olympic and other vessels to represent the sunken vessel. There is speculation that the Titanic's launch may have been filmed, but that footage has not been found. Also, it is believed by some that film may have been taken by a passenger, William Harbeck who was a pioneering cinematographer, but there seem to be no firm evidence for this, and Harbeck was lost in the disaster. One piece of genuine film was made as the Titanic was eased into the Thompson Graving dock in Belfast in March 1912. This page contains a selection of archive films related to the Titanic including film of Captain Smith aboard the RMS Olympic at the end of her maiden voyage in June 1911.

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RMS OLYMPIC AT CHERBOURG Passengers board from tenders Nomadic and Traffic and enjoy deck games...
FILM: CAPTAIN ROSTRON IN NEW YORK A short film of Captain Rostron of the RMS Carpathia after his arrival in New York with the Titanic survivors....
VIDEO: THE MACKAY BENNETT ARRIVING IN HALIFAX A short film of the MacKay Bennett Returning to Halifax with the recovered bodies of Titanic victims...
FILM OF CARPATHIA RETURNING SURVIVORS TO NEW YORK As the Carpathia approaches New York press photographers record her passage....
FILM OF THE OLYMPIC Film of the RMS Olympic probably after her maiden voyage arrival in New York....
FILM OF CAPTAIN SMITH These films were taken in New York on board the Olympic probably on the occasion of her first arrival in 1911.  ...
REAL FILM OF THE TITANIC Film of Titanic entering the Thompson Graving Dock in March 1912...