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Woman dancing in lower class in see-through top.


It's been mentioned that Cameron borrowed from this movie several places.

Would have been nice to see Young Rose dance in see-through top like this woman in steerage wore. I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned anywhere here. It comes about half way through movie. Could have been a Titanic wet shirt contest if she had gotten wet and nothing would have been hidden.

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I suppose that this film is Nazi propaganda and it stands to reason that everyone working on it was sympathetic toward the party and its principles. I have to admit though, it is disappointing to read that this woman who played Marcia was most likely one of his trysts.

I knew that my admiration for beauty ran deep, but I had hoped that it wouldn't go so far as to drive me to desire a woman who supported something like that. Damn me to hell, I probably would have strived to be the first to solve that math problem and win that kiss.

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That's good to know. I had heard that Schmitz was a supporter, but I guess I had heard wrong. It's my understanding that her career suffered out of the war because of her association with the Nazis, consensual or not.

As for Selpin, I'd read that what got him into trouble was intervening when members of the German Nazi attempted to molest the female extras. Goebbels ordered an apology and, when Selpin refused, he was found hanged in his cell. (Obviously not by his own hand.) I thought that he was merely against their treatment of the women on the set, but it's nice to know that he was against the Nazis from the start. Unfortunately, the screenwriter was pro-Nazi and reported him to Goebbels.

Indeed, as you said, it was a horrifying time. Even a number of actors had death warrants out on them for their anti-Nazi sentiments.

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I'm sorry that I misjudged her. I'm glad to see that she wasn't one of them though. Thanks for the information.

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A very short career because Goebbels also barred one of the film's lead actresses, Jolly Bohnert, from appearing in any more movies for reasons which were never made clear.

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/102735%7C0/Titanic.html

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