American based Federation World Airlines has just acquired a Concorde jet, which will make its inaugural commercial flight from Washington, D.C. to Paris, and then to Moscow as a goodwill ... See full summary »
This film is a compendium of the facts and fiction of the events leading up to the disaster. For dramatic effect, Sabotage was chosen as the cause, rather than electricity lashing out at a couple of tons of hydrogen.Written by
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Principal photography end date: November 27, 1974. See more »
When the group of Hitler Youth arrive with their flags to waive goodbye to the Hindenburg, the flag in the top left corner of the movie has the swastika with the arms bent to the left (pointing downwards) instead of all the others bent to the right (pointing upwards). See more »
[the last line of Reed Channing's concert song; "There's a lot to be said for the Fuhrer"]
Who else making opportunities for busy pioneers in occupa -
[Capt. Pruss slams the piano keyboard cover shut]
[Joe Spah runs out of the lounge imitating airplane engine droning and waving a swastika hankerchief]
Thank you so much, Mr Channing. Unfortunately your humor is not the same as ours. Good night, sir.
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The film opens with the 1936 Universal logo followed by a newsreel prior to the credits. See more »
Deleted scenes were added back into the film for television airings, including one in which Goebbels shows Ritter a display of items used in attempted anti-Nazi attacks, including a bomb found on board the ocean liner "Bremen". See more »
I actually thought the crash sequence in "The Hindenburg" looked pretty realistic. The combination of newsreel footage and special effects was effective as it was often difficult to distinguish between the two.
Robert Wise was an editor on "Citizen Kane" and he skillfully combined studio shots with stock footage on that great film as well. What worked on both of these movies was that the new shots were matched with the archival footage in terms of quality. Scratches, shaky camera movements and other imperfections were added to the special effects sequences to blend better with the existing newsreels.
Sure the script has some flaws but let's face it, you watch a film like this to see the disaster and "The Hindenburg" delivers.
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