|THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN|
|Margaret Tobin Browns illustrious life was brought first to the stage in a 1960 musical starring Tammy Grimes. MGM released their version, starring Debbie Reynolds in 1964. The movie starts with baby Margaret going down the river in a basket, and ends soon after her (fictional) reunion with her estranged husband, J.J. In real life she lived alone in Newport, Rhode Island before moving into a hotel for women to spend her final days.
The Titanic scenes are lifted from Fox's 1953 film, except for the scene of Molly walking along the deck, and ice being hurled at her and in the lifeboat. The movie was a big hit.
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