The Hindenburg

1975

The Hindenburg

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Speculating that the infamous zeppelin explosion was the work of Nazi terrorists, this drama chronicles the events leading up to the Hindenburg disaster of May 6, 1937.

Cast

George C. Scott
as Col. Ritter
Anne Bancroft
as Countess
Gig Young
as Douglas
Burgess Meredith
as Emilio Pajetta
Charles Durning
as Capt. Pruss
ROBERT CLARY
as Joe Spah
Rene Auberjonois
as Maj. Napier
Peter Donat
as Reed Channing
Alan Oppenheimer
as Albert Breslau
Katherine Helmond
as Mrs. Mildred Breslau
Joanna Cook Moore
as Mrs. Channing
Stephen Elliott
as Capt. Fellows
Joyce Davis
as Eleanore Ritter
John Lee
as Paul Breslau
Jean Rasey
as Valerie Breslau
Lisa Pera
as Freda Halle
Peter Canon
as Ludecke
Rex Holman
as Dimmler
Betsy Jones-Moreland
as Stewardess Imhoff
Colby Chester
as Eliot Howell III
Teno Pollick
as Frankel
Curt Lowens
as Elevator Man
Kip Niven
as Lt. Truscott
Herbert Nelson
as Dr. Eckener
Scott Walker
as Gestapo Major
Greg Mullavey
as Morrison
Val Bisoglio
as Lt. Lombardi
Simon Scott
as Luftwaffe General
William Sylvester
as Luftwaffe Colonel
David Mauro
as Goebbels
Joe Turkel
as Detective Moore
Sandy Ward
as Detective Grunberger
Johnny Lee
as Paul Breslau
Stephen Manley
as Peter Breslau
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  • Oct 24, 2012
    Underrated disaster film based on the real life 1937 disaster of the Hindenburg is very good entertainment for what it is. The film is far from perfect, but is much better than most disaster films of the era. Entertaining for what it is, the film relies on the sabotage conspiracy aspect of the disaster, suggesting that the airship was sabotaged. This plays out more like a popcorn disaster flick that ignores the facts, and that's the film's biggest weakness. I liked the film for what it was, but there were things that I didn't enjoy, such as the Gestapo trying to be the heroes and save the Hindenburg was out of place. I think it's sickening that they tried to make them the heroes of the film, and considering that Gestapo were a symbol of Nazi Oppression, they should never have put that in the film, and stuck to the facts. Facts are what make true disasters interesting to retell and captivate an audience, and I think they could have reworked some aspects of the film slightly to make it much more entertaining. Enjoyable, and flawed, The Hindenburg nonetheless is a good film and manages to overcome its flaws by culminating with a good climax. This film is very different than other films that appeared during this time because it was based on true events, and despite the fact that the film's plot was altered to try to give it more drama, this is a good film that should appeal to disaster film fans who are want something that really happened. The acting is pretty good for what it is, and there's enough to like here to make The Hidenburg a fun little flick to enjoy, a much underrated film that doesn't deserve all the flack it has received.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2009
    One historical criticism, the 18 year old love interest was 12 in real life and did not survive. Otherwise, based on reasonably extensive reading of my own, the most likely scenario.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer

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