The Hindenburg

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The Hindenburg Review


Before there was Titanic (the movie, not the ship), there was The Hindenburg, an equally epic look at one of mankind's most notorious disasters -- this one, of course, caught on film, unlike that famed sunken ship. Robert Wise (Star Trek: The Motion Picture) tried to turn the disaster into part love story, part spy tale, part thriller, and part musical (really: there's a ditty about Hitler), with George C. Scott as a sympathetic Nazi trying to foil a bombing plot on the zeppelin (the disaster has since been pegged on static electricity). Incredibly long and awfully bad in its plotting and pacing, the film succeeds only as a curiosity: It shows us the guts of the ship as they really appeared. Who knew it was so fancy?


The Hindenburg

Facts and Figures

Run time: 125 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 25th December 1975

Budget: $15M

Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Production compaines: The Filmakers Group, Universal Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 40%
Fresh: 4 Rotten: 6

IMDB: 6.1 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: George C. Scott as Col. Franz Ritter, as Ursula, as Boerth, as Martin Vogel, as Edward Douglas, as Emilio Pajetta, as Captain Pruss, as Lehman (as Richard A. Dysart), as Joe Spah, as Major Napier, as Reed Channing, Alan Oppenheimer as Albert Breslau, as Mrs. Mildred Breslau, Joanna Moore as Mrs. Channing, as Captain Fellows, Joyce Davis as Eleanore Ritter, Jean Rasey as Valerie Breslau, Ted Gehring as Knorr, Lisa Pera as Freda Halle, Joe Di Reda as Schulz (as Joe di Reda), Peter Canon as Ludecke, Charles Macaulay as Hirsch, Rex Holman as Dimmler, Jan Merlin as Speck, as Stewardess Imhoff, as Eliot Howell III, Teno Pollick as Frankel, Curt Lowens as Elevator Man Felber, as Lt. Truscott, Michael Richardson as Rigger Neuhaus, Herbert Nelson as Dr. Eckener, as Gestapo Major, Greg Mullavey as Morrison, Val Bisoglio as Lt. Lombardi, Simon Scott as Luftwaffe General, as Luftwaffe Colonel, David Mauro as Goebbels, as Detective Moore (as Joseph Turkel), Sandy Ward as Detective Grunberger

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