The saga of H.M.S. Titanic is one of "if only..."If only the designers, builders & owners hadn't bought into the myth of her being unsinkable. If only the chairman of the White Star Line hadn't decided to break the trans-Atlantic crossing record by increasing the Titanic's speed to a dangerous 22-plus knots. If only the Titanic had been adequately supplied with lifeboats. In fact there were places for only 1,200 people, although 2,228 passengers & crew were aboard. What makes the Titanic saga so compelling, are the private stories of those who embarked on the fateful crossing: John Jacob Astor & his beautiful wife Madeleine. Astor is America's richest man; Madeleine, his second & much younger wife, is afraid she'll be an outcast when the couple returns to New York. Isabella Paradine: a strikingly attractive young married woman who is traveling alone. Aboard the Titanic she discovers a dashing former lover, Wynn Park. Jaime Perse: a young, desperate Englishman, a pickpocket who ...
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Captain Smith is shown steering the ship in one scene. This task was usually performed by a quartermaster, not one of the bridge officers. See more