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Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage (1937)

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Film of the famous airship explosion.
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Credited cast:
Graham McNamee ... Narrator (Universal Newsreel)
Herbert Morrison Herbert Morrison ... Himself - News Reporter (voice)
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Storyline

The airship Hindenburg, arriving from Europe, was being led to its mooring at Lakehurst, New Jersey when suddenly disaster struck. The hydrogen-filled zeppelin ignited, and was almost instantly transformed into an enormous fireball. In less than a minute, the entire ship had been consumed by flames. The Hindenburg explosion marked the end of the budding airship travel industry. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Катастрофа Гинденбурга See more »

Filming Locations:

Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Although Herbert Morrison's narration has become inseparable from the famous newsreel footage, they were not synchronized until many years later. What is often shown today is the newsreel footage with Morrison's narration dubbed onto it. See more »

Quotes

Herbert Morrison: It's practically standing still now. They've dropped ropes out of the nose of the ship, and it's been taken ahold of down on the field by a number of men. It's starting to rain again; the rain had slacked up a little bit. The back motors of the ship are just holding it, just enough to keep it from...
[the Hindenberg suddenly explodes]
Herbert Morrison: It burst into flames! Get out of the way! Get out of the way! Get this, Charlie! Get this, Charlie! It's fire and it's crashing! It's crashing terrible! Oh, my! ...
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Alternate Versions

The most commonly seen version has Herbert Morrison's radio commentary dubbed in the soundtrack in synchronization with the filmed events. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Freakazoid!: Next Time, Phone Ahead/Nerdator (1996) See more »

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The Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage with Herbert Morrison commentary can still pack a wallop today
18 August 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched the famous footage of the airship Hindenburg bursting into flames with audio commentary from Herbert Morrison of radio station WLS-Chicago, Ill. (which is where I was born) Mr. Morrison is understandably breaking down uncontrollably as he sees the terrible tragedy before his eyes. It should be noted that the remote from Lakehurst, N.J. didn't air live on the air but was transcribed via disc recording for later broadcast. That recording would years later be dubbed in newsreel footage shot by cameramen from Fox, Pathe, Hearst, and Paramount. Another one from Universal was also supposed to be involved but ending up seeing a Broadway play when the Hindenburg arrived much later-due to bad weather-than scheduled. Perhaps the most fascinating documentary footage ever shot up to that time of a disaster concerning a man-made dirigible and fire. I watched this on Internet Archive.


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