This Nazi account of the disaster looks like it filmed the collision in Hermann Goering's bathtub. It's also notable for acquainting us with a character previously unknown to history, a German first officer, a paragon of seamanship, who's forever issuing unheeded warnings to Lord Archibald of Canterbury and similarly named irresponsible Brits. As a tirade against capitalism, the National Socialist line proves indistinguishable from the Soviet one, being a matter of champagne-swilling profiteers who all turn into panic-stricken snivellers when the chips are down. A real curiosity, by now richly comic in a gruesome sort of way.
Cast and crew
|Director:||Herbert Selpin, Werner Klingler|