Forget about Kate and Leo in 3D, the best Titanic movie, like the ship itself, is Belfast built by a legendary local filmmaker, says film critic Brian Henry Martin.
The 1958 film ‘A Night To Remember' was produced by Bangor man William McQuitty. An adaptation of Walter Lord’s book, it was filmed like a documentary and is based on facts and testimonies from survivors.
McQuitty’s widow Betty told UTV she urged her husband to make the film after reading the book.
“I thought it was such an exciting, fantastic story; I told him you have to make this film and he immediately bought the rights,” she recalled.
“After that our life was really dominated by Titanic.”