PG | | Adventure, Drama, History
WLS radio announcer Herbert Morrison was present at the scene of the Hindenburg crash, along with his engineer Charlie Nehlsen, and recorded an eyewitness account of the unfolding tragedy. The audio clip plays at the end of the film. Nehlsen's recorder was running a bit slow, so when the recording is played back at normal speed, the pitch of Morrison's voice is raised slightly. The slight cracking at one point was caused by the shockwave of the explosion reaching the recorder just after Morrison shouts "It's burst into flames!"
Full house! Sorry it's not strip poker, eh, Countess?
Ursula, The Countess: You'd be looking for a fig leaf. Straight flush!
The passenger list that Mildred Breslau looks at before takeoff has many errors. Errors include Franz Ritter listed as Franz Kessler, Martin Vogel as Otto Vogel, Valerie Breslau as Irene Breslau, and Ursula von Reugen as Ursula von Scharnwitz. Additionally, there are 51 passengers; when in reality there were only 36 passengers aboard on the Hindenburg's last flight. This list appears to be from an earlier version of the screenplay.
The film opens with the 1936 Universal logo followed by a newsreel prior to the credits.
Deleted scenes were added back into the film for television airings, including one in which Goebbels shows Ritter a display of items used in attempted anti-Nazi attacks, including a bomb found on board the ocean liner "Bremen".
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