Hindenburg, The (1975)
Front Cover Actor
George C. Scott Col. Franz Ritter
Anne Bancroft Ursula, The Countess
William Atherton Boerth
Roy Thinnes Martin Vogel
Gig Young Edward Douglas
Burgess Meredith Emilio Pajetta
Charles Durning Capt. Pruss
Richard A. Dysart Capt. Lehman
Robert Clary Joe Spahn
Rene Auberjonois Maj. Napier
Richard Dysart Lehmann
René Auberjonois Maj. Napier
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Thriller; History
Director Robert Wise
Producer Robert Wise
Writer Nelson Gidding; Richard Levinson
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 2 hr 5 mins
Country USA
Color Color
"One gasbag meets another" is how critic Pauline Kael described the "flatulent seriousness" that director Robert Wise brought to this 1975 thriller about the ill-fated German zeppelin which exploded while landing in New Jersey in 1937. The great air disaster is speculatively depicted here as an act of sabotage, and the airship's trans-Atlantic journey gives the saboteur's plot plenty of time to unfold while the story introduces a variety of characters aboard for the luxurious flight. While the anti-Nazi message is delivered loud and clear, Anne Bancroft and George C. Scott lead an illustrious cast in what amounts to a pre-World War II episode of The Love Blimp, only there's not much romance and precious little suspense. It's all rather flatly intriguing, but aviation buffs will certainly appreciate the meticulous attention to period detail, and the film won special achievement Oscars for its impressive sound and visual effects. Worth a look, if you're a student of this particular chapter of history, and the movie earns some credit for having at least the kernel of a good idea. --Jeff Shannon
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Index 1394
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 7/27/04
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Owner NF
Links Amazon US
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Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 025192041327
Release Date 6/3/03
Subtitles Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen