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Atlantic is a 1929 drama film directed by Ewald André Dupont. The film took inspiration from the play by Ernest Raymond and is based on the RMS Titanicdisaster. At the Dutch Edition in 1930 , the film was released under the titles the demise of a modern sea Castle and Atlantik.

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A man gets on board a ship having an affair with a fellow passenger. When his wife is informed of this, she is horrified. The ship hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and soon, it was announced that the within hours will be at the bottom of the sea. All passengers trying to escape to the icy water to the lifeboats, but there appears to be that there are not enough boats are for everyone.

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Actor Character
Franklin Dyall John Rool
Madeleine Carroll Monica
John Stuart Lawrence
Ellaline Terriss Alice Rool
Monty Banks Dandy
Helen Haye Clara Tate-Hughes

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Titanicthe movie carried the working title, but after a lawsuit filed by White Star Line (the company where the RMS Titanic belonged, and which still existed at the time of the premiere), the title was changed to Atlantic.

Atlantic was one of the first British sound films whose soundtrack on the film reel itself was applied, so that sound and image synchronously at all times. The film was the first feature film with sound shown in Germany ever was. The film is also the first film adaptation of the sinking of the Titanic in which the song "Nearer, My God to Thee," can be heard. 

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