An Oscar-winning screenplay by Charles Brackett and Walter Reisch foregrounds domestic drama for most of the ill-fated Atlantic crossing, yet proves that there's nothing like a major disaster to bring the most fractious family back together again. Webb and Stanwyck are the husband and wife not getting on, but both are outflanked by the model work in the final reel. Overall, not quite as sobering as the British take on the same events, 1958's A Night to Remember.
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