George C. Scott stars as a colonel assigned to ensure that no one sabotages the Hindenburg's transatlantic voyage in this suspense thriller about one of aviation's most infamous disasters.
- The song sung in the Frankfurt beer hall is an English version of Horst Wessel, the theme song of the Nazi party. In one of the VHS releases of the film, this short scene was censored out.
- A real-life tragedy nearly happened during the filming of the Hindenburg's fiery death. A full-scale section of the Hindenburg's nose was built for the film, and was set to be destroyed by…More
- 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.…More