An old lady who claims to be a survivor of the Titanic tells her story to an eager group of treasure hunters, who are in search of a rare diamond in the Titanic's wreckage. Her name is Rose and she was a passenger on the Titanic along with the star, Jack. The two meet and Rose, unhappy with her arranged marriage to male chauvinist pig Cal. Jack, a young artist, who struggles to get through with life yet inexplicably enjoys it, sees the true Rose hidden behind the upper class snob. As he continues to spend time with her the two fall in love and kiss on the bow of the Titanic. The ship hits an iceberg and Jack is framed for theft and chained up in the lower levels of the ship while it is sinking. Rose tries to find a way to free him, and get off the ship. She ends up being rescued but Jack dies.