Kapitän Halls große Liebe


The Lost Zeppelin is a 1929 sound adventure film directed by Edward Sloman and produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl.[1] The film stars Conway Tearle, Virginia Valli and Ricardo Cortez.[2][3]

Tearle plays a navy officer modeled on U. S. Navy Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd who was then a national aviation hero.[4] Byrd made his own genuine Antarctic adventure With Byrd at the South Pole film during his South Pole Expedition 1928-1929.[5]

At a banquet preceding his flight to the South Pole, Commander Donald Hall (Conway Tearle), a Zeppelin commander in charge of the "Explorer", learns that his wife, Miriam (Virginia Valli), whom he worships, requests a divorce. She is in love with Lieutenant Tom Armstrong (Ricardo Cortez), his best friend and partner in the flight. Hall agrees to grant the divorce after the flight.

When the Zeppelin reaches the South Pole, a sudden gale causes it to crash and the men divide up into search parties. An aircraft with room for only one survivor leads to a decision by Hall that Armstrong should be the one to be saved.

Armstrong 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.

The stagey early part of The Lost Zeppelin was dominated by a banquet scene and actors engaged in dialogue from static positions. [N 1] The "shoddy production" values described by aviation film historian Michael Paris in From the Wright Brothers to Top gun: Aviation, Nationalism, and Popular Cinema (1995) were typical of the early sound film era.[6]

The Zeppelin in The Lost Zeppelin is recreated in stock footage of flights, and the use of miniatures as well as a mockup of the gondola. Although technically, the special effects were satisfactory for the era, aviation film historian James H. Farmer in Celluloid Wings: The Impact of Movies on Aviation (1984) considered The Lost Zeppelin had "disappointing special effects and triangular plot."[7]

Mordaunt Hall in his review for The New York Times gave a mostly negative review of The Lost Zeppelin, "Presumably the producers of "The Lost Zeppelin," an audible pictorial melodrama now at the Gaiety, do not believe in a very high order of intelligence among cinema audiences, for the best that can be said of the film is that it appears to have been fashioned with a view to appealing to boys from 8 to 10 years of age. Several such youngsters were at the first showing of this offering last Saturday afternoon, and they became volubly enthusiastic over the Antarctic blizzard, the far from impressive airship, the artificial ice fields and the clumsily designed chain of incidents."[8]

The Lost Zeppelin is listed as "preserved" in the Library of Congress database.[9] The film has also been released on Alpha DVD.[10]

Quelle: Wikipedia(englisch)
weitere Titel:
Lo zeppelin perduto
The Lost Zeppelin ast cy
Kapitän Halls große Liebe
Den försvunna zeppelinaren
Herstellungsland:Vereinigte Staaten
IMDB: 134
Verleih:Tiffany Pictures
Regie:Edward Sloman
Musik:Meredith Willson
Produzent:John M. Stahl
Darsteller:Conway Tearle
Virginia Valli
Ricardo Cortez
Richard Cramer
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