Margaret Brown had a colorful life before the Titanic, and a very full one after that notorious maritime disaster. But in the collective memory of popular culture she will always be the “unsinkable” Molly Brown.
It took Hollywood 40 years to get around to making a movie about the Titanic ... and even then it was less interested in the disaster per se than in using it as a dramatic backdrop for a typical piece of Tinsel Town melodrama.
Mister Roberts is only half a John Ford movie. Precisely which half has been debated ever since this naval comedy/drama was released in 1955. Ford, the grand old man of movies, was fired from the project halfway through filming.