- All-Star Cast: It's a Disaster Movie from The '70s, so of course this comes into play. Apart from leads George C. Scott (Patton) Scott and Anne Bancroft (The Graduate), we have: Burgess Meredith, TV's Penguin and star of several iconic episodes of The Twilight Zone (1959), as a Card Sharp con man; Roy Thinnes, star of General Hospital and The Invaders (1967), as Gestapo loyalist Martin Vogel; and Charles Durning (Capt. Pruss) has been in about a zillion things too, from Dark Night of the Scarecrow to The Muppet Movie (and much more). There's also an interesting cross-reference: William Sylvester (in a bit part as a German officer) and Richard Dysart (as Capt. Lehman) both starred in the short-lived TV show Gemini Man, though not together — they each assayed the role of Leonard Driscoll; furthermore, Alan Oppenheimer (as a Jewish passenger) also appeared on that show as a Villain Of The Week.
- What Could Have Been: According to Film Noir Reader 3: Interviews with Filmmakers of the Classic Noir Period, Robert Wise originally wanted to shoot the entire film in black and white, but was overruled by the studio. For this, he decided to use a lot of dark and black colors in the interiors to pull off this expression. If you prefer his original vision, just adjust the color settings on your video player to monochrome.
Trivia / The Hindenburg (1975)