The Lost Zeppelin (1929)

76 or 72 mins | Adventure | 20 December 1929

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HISTORY

       Although the reported 35mm footage for the film times out to 76 minutes, the running time was reported as being 73 minutes. The version in circulation as of 2011 runs 72 minutes.
       According to Copyright records, the copyright claimant for the film was Tiffany Productions, Inc., but the copyright notice on the film's main title reads "Copyright MCMXXIX by Tiffany-Stahl Productions, Inc."
       The plot of the 1931 Columbia Pictures film Dirigible (see entry) bears a strong resemblance to the plot line of this ... More Less

       Although the reported 35mm footage for the film times out to 76 minutes, the running time was reported as being 73 minutes. The version in circulation as of 2011 runs 72 minutes.
       According to Copyright records, the copyright claimant for the film was Tiffany Productions, Inc., but the copyright notice on the film's main title reads "Copyright MCMXXIX by Tiffany-Stahl Productions, Inc."
       The plot of the 1931 Columbia Pictures film Dirigible (see entry) bears a strong resemblance to the plot line of this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
9 Feb 1930.
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New York Times
3 Feb 1930
p. 17.
Variety
5 Feb 1930.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dressings by
SOUND
Rec eng
VISUAL EFFECTS
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 December 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Tiffany Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 December 1929
Copyright Number:
LP909
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
76 or 72
Length(in feet):
6,882
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

At a banquet preceding his flight to the South Pole, Hall, a zeppelin commander, learns that his wife, Miriam, whom he worships, is in love with Lieutenant Tom Armstrong, his best friend and partner in the flight. She requests a divorce, which he agrees to grant after the voyage. When the zeppelin reaches the pole, a gale causes it to crash and the men divide up into search parties; a plane with room for only one finds Hall and Tom, and Hall insists that Tom be rescued. Tom is welcomed in Washington as the only survivor but finds that Miriam still loves her husband. Later, news comes of Hall's rescue and miraculous recovery, and he is happily reunited with his ... +


At a banquet preceding his flight to the South Pole, Hall, a zeppelin commander, learns that his wife, Miriam, whom he worships, is in love with Lieutenant Tom Armstrong, his best friend and partner in the flight. She requests a divorce, which he agrees to grant after the voyage. When the zeppelin reaches the pole, a gale causes it to crash and the men divide up into search parties; a plane with room for only one finds Hall and Tom, and Hall insists that Tom be rescued. Tom is welcomed in Washington as the only survivor but finds that Miriam still loves her husband. Later, news comes of Hall's rescue and miraculous recovery, and he is happily reunited with his wife. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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