The Unsinkable Molly Brown is a musical play which tells the fictionalized account of the life of Margaret Brown, whose husband made a fortune in the Colorado gold mines, and who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The music is by Meredith Willson and the book by Richard Morris. The Broadway production opened on November 3, 1960, and played 533 performances. The cast was headed by Tammy Grimes and Harve Presnell.
MGM released a film version in 1964; the screenplay was adapted by Helen Deutsch and the film was directed by Charles Walters. It starred Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley, Jack Kruschen, Hermione Baddeley and Harvey Lembeck.
The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Debbie Reynolds), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color, Best Cinematography, Color, Best Costume Design, Color, Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment and Best Sound.