The Last Voyage (1960)


last-voyage“Let’s get while the getting’s good! ” Second Engineer Walsh

Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 Sep 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A man tries to save his wife who is trapped in their cabin after the cruise liner they are on begins to sink following an explosion.

My Take on it – This is a movie that I had never heard about and just happened to come across.

The idea is quite interesting but unfortunately doesn’t work as well as it could have.

I really enjoyed the fact tho at the numerous similarities between this film and Titanic (1997) despite the fact that it wouldn’t be made for another 37 years.

Some of the similarities involved the way the captain of the ship acted, the crew’s helpfulness vs. uselessness when passengers needed help and of course the scenes with the water slowly rising while the characters are still trying to find a way to survive.

The cast led by Robert Stack isn’t very memorable and none of them (including Stack) are as sympathetic as one would hope and expect from a film like this.

Titanic (1997) does this so much better…

Bottom Line -Interesting idea that just doesn’t work as well as one would expect. Enjoyed how similar some of the situations depicted were to ones in Titanic (1997)  which wasn’t made til 37 years later. The cast is quite mediocre and even Stack isn’t that sympathetic here as the lead.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – For the scene in which the dining room is seen flooding, with water rushing in through the portholes, fire boats were positioned alongside the ship. They fired water at the portholes into the dining room, which was still well above sea level. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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