The Hindenburg Odyssey

The Hindenburg Odyssey

The Hindenburg Odyssey ( The Hindenburg ) is an American film directed by Robert Wise , released in 1975 .

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Synopsis

In 1937 , the German zeppelin Hindenburg , symbol of Hitler ‘s Germany , had to make a trip to the United States . But the authorities are aware of an attempt to assassinate the zeppelin. Colonel Ritter is sent aboard to watch for security and to unmask the terrorists.

Technical sheet

  • French title: L’Odyssée du Hindenburg
  • Original title: The Hindenburg
  • Director: Robert Wise , assisted by Howard Kazanjian
  • Scenario: Nelson Gidding and Richard Levinson
  • Sets: Frank R. McKelvy
  • Costumes: Dorothy Jeakins
  • Photography: Robert Surtees
  • Editing: Donn Cambern
  • Music: David Shire
  • Production: Robert Wise
  • Distribution: Universal Pictures
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Size: 2.20: 1 – black and white / color
  • Genre: disaster , adventure , drama
  • Duration: 125 minutes
  • DVD Universal Duration: 85 minutes
  • Release dates:
    •  United States :
    •  France :
    •  United Kingdom :

Distribution

  • George C. Scott (VF: André Valmy ) : Colonel Franz Ritter
  • Anne Bancroft : Ursula, the Countess
  • William Atherton : Boerth, the rigger
  • Roy Thinnes (VF: Daniel Gall ) : Martin Vogel
  • Gig Young : Edward Douglas
  • Burgess Meredith : Emilio Pajetta
  • Charles Durning (VF: Albert Augier ) : Captain Max Pruss
  • Richard A. Dysart (VF: François Chaumette ) : Captain Ernst A. Lehmann
  • Robert Clary : Joe Spahn
  • Rene Auberjonois : Major Napier
  • Peter Donat : Reed Channing
  • Alan Oppenheimer : Albert Breslau
  • Katherine Helmond : me Mildred Breslau
  • Joanna Moore : me Beth Channing
  • Stephen Elliott : Captain Fellows
  • Joyce Davis : Eleanore Ritter
  • Jean Rasey : Valerie Breslau
  • Ted Gehring : Knorr
  • Lisa Pera : Freda Halle
  • Joe Di Reda : Schulz
  • Peter Canon : Ludecke
  • Charles Macaulay : Hirsch
  • Rex Holman : Dimmler
  • Jan Merlin : Speck
  • Colby Chester : Eliot Howell III
  • Teno Pollick : Frankel
  • Kip Niven : Lieutenant Truscott
  • Herbert Nelson : r . Eckener
  • Greg Mullavey : Morrison
  • Val Bisoglio : Lieutenant A. Lombardi
  • David Mauro : Joseph Goebbels
  • Joe Turkel (VF: Claude Joseph ) : Moore Inpector
  • Sandy Ward : Inspector Grunberger
  • Norman Alden : Inspector Baker, NYPD
  • Arch Johnson : Captain BF Farley, NYPD
  • Rolfe Sedan : Ambassador Luther
  • Wade Crosby (uncredited): an elderly passenger

Anachronisms

  • The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross for which we want to propose the Col. Ritter, rewarded for his actions during the Spanish Civil War, was not instituted until 1939.
  • At the beginning of the film we see a Citroën Type H pickup truck , built from 1948.
  • The acquisition by General Motors of Opel in Germany mentioned by Douglas had been made since 1929.

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