Director: Robert Wise
Actor: George C. Scott
An interesting aspect was the film's transition from black and white to technicolor and back to grayscale, beginning with a Universal Newsreel that gave an educated view to the history of the lighter-than-air craft. While a narrator talks about the LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin, footage of the LZ 130 Graf Zeppelin II under construction is erroneously shown; it is therefore unknown if the newsreel was genuine. Photographs show the construction of the Hindenburg, to which the narrator describes her as "the climax of man's dream to conquer the air, the new queen of the skies." Immediately afterwards the Hindenburg is shown outside its hangar, and along with the opening credits the airship flies by before disappearing into the clouds.