From the most magnificent ships to the most tragic shipwrecks, cinema closely followed the history of transatlantic voyages (from the 1930s to the 1950s).
There are numerous cult films that offer an insight into life aboard a transatlantic liner:
– A Night at the Opera (1935) featuring the famous Marx Brothers
– Faisons un rêve (1937) in which you see the famous dining room aboard the liner, Normandie
– Now, Voyager (1942), a love story set on a cruise bound for South America
-Gentlemen prefer Blondes (1954) featuring the gorgeous Marilyn Monroe and talented Jane Russell as its leading women
For a chance to admire the magnificent transatlantic liner, Île-de-France, watch the American film The Last Voyage (1960) in which you see the real ship, used by the film-makers for just a few days before it went to the scrapyard.