The Hindenburg

Universal City: Universal Studios, 1974. Final draft script for the 1975 film.

Based on Michael M. Mooney's speculative 1972 book "The Hindenburg," which posits that the German airship was sabotaged, causing the explosion in which the zeppelin became completely engulfed in 34 seconds, killing 36, as it approached Lakehurst Naval Air Station on May 6, 1937.

Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott) is assigned as the chief of security aboard the doomed airship Hindenburg after the Germans receive a threat that a time bomb is aboard and finds any number of the passengers and crew suspect.

Yellow titled Universal Studios wrappers, noted as FINAL SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper, production No. 02075, dated August 12, 1974. Title page present, dated August 12, 1974, noted as Final Screenplay, with credits for author Michael M. Mooney and screenwriter Nelson Gidding. 144 leaves, with last page of text numbered 138. Mimeographed, rectos only, with pink and yellow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 9/11/74 and 10/7/74. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.


[Book #147082]

Price: $325.00