SOS Titanic Poster Original Daybill 1980 David Janssen
Daybill Poster. S.O.S. Titanic is a British-American 1979 drama disaster television movie that depicts the doomed 1912 maiden voyage from the perspective of three distinct groups of passengers in First, Second, and Third Class. The film enjoyed a theatrical release in Australia in 1980 however. Starring in the film were David Janssen, Cloris Leachman, Susan Saint James, David Warner, Ian Holm, Helen Mirren & Harry Andrews. The film includes roles on the RMS Carpathia (particularly the radio operator, Harold Cottam) and shows this ship more fully than other film versions. It shows survivors going onto the Carpathia. The seascape is shown heavy with ice floes. During Titanic's sinking, rather than the sacred "Nearer, My God, to Thee", the ship band plays contemporary secular ragtime tunes. It is the first Titanic film to be filmed and released in colour.