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Zeppelin (1971)

G  |   |  Adventure, Drama, War  |  6 October 1971 (USA)
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The outbreak of World War I places Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas in an uncomfortable position. Although his allegiance is to Britain, his mother was from an aristocratic Bavarian ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Geoffrey Richter-Douglas
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Erika Altschul
Peter Carsten ...
Major Tauntler
Marius Goring ...
Prof. Altschul
Anton Diffring ...
Colonel Hirsch
Andrew Keir ...
Von Gorian
Rupert Davies ...
Captain Whitney
Alexandra Stewart ...
Stephanie
William Marlowe ...
Anderson
Richard Hurndall ...
Blinker Hall
Michael Robbins ...
Cockney Sergeant
George Mikell ...
German Officer
Clive Morton ...
Lord Delford
Gary Waldhorn ...
Harlich
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Brandner
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The outbreak of World War I places Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas in an uncomfortable position. Although his allegiance is to Britain, his mother was from an aristocratic Bavarian family, and he spent his summers in Germany as a child. When Geoffrey is approached by a German spy who offers him a chance to defect, he reports the incident to his superiors, but instead of arresting the spy they suggest that he accept her offer--and become an Allied agent. In Germany, among old friends, Geoffrey discovers that loyalty is more complicated than he expected, especially when he finds himself aboard the maiden voyage of a powerful new prototype Zeppelin, headed for Scotland on a secret mission that could decide the outcome of the war. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The Great War's most explosive moment!

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Adventure | Drama | War

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Trivia

The exterior shots of the German airship sheds were in fact filmed on location at Cardington, Bedfordshire. These were the original sheds which became home to the British airships R100 and R101. In more recent years, Shed No.2 was used by Warner Brothers as a film set for "Batman Begins". See more »

Goofs

The British aircraft pursuing the airship include SE5's, which entered service in March 1917, although the movie is set in September 1915. See more »

Quotes

Geoffrey von Richter-Douglas: Where are the parachutes?
Frau Dr. Ericka Altschul: What parachutes?
Geoffrey von Richter-Douglas: Well, for emergencies. How do you get out of here quickly?
Von Gorian: Jump.
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Surprisingly entertaining with images that will not soon be forgotten .....................
21 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Picture seeing a colossal silver fish resting on the surface of a Norwegian fjord. That image from "Zeppelin" is unforgettable. The story of a secret German airship raid on a Scotish Castle to destroy British historical documents hidden there, is fast moving with little time for character development. There is also a tremendous stretch of believability. Nevertheless the special effects are so superior, that the script deficiencies are easily forgiven. Michael York is adequate as the British spy, and Elke Sommer plays the wife of the zeppelin's designer. Though not always logical, the film is imaginative and surprisingly entertaining, with images that will not soon be forgotten. Recommended. - MERK


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