~The Lost Zeppelin~
1929
Directed by: Edward Sloman

Written by:
Frances Hyland (adaptation)
Charles Kenyon (dialogue)

Based on the story by Jack Natteford.
~Cast~

Conway Tearle ... Commander Donald Hall
Virginia Valli ... Miriam Hall
Ricardo Cortez ... Tom Armstrong
Duke Martin ... Lieutenant Wallace
Kathryn McGuire ... Nancy
Winter Hall ... Mr. Wilson
Richard Cramer ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Ervin Nyiregyhazi ... Pianist (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Radio Operator (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Tiffany-Stahl Productions

Distribution Company: Tiffany Productions

Produced by: John M. Stahl
Music by: Meredith Willson
Cinematography by: Jackson Rose
Film Editing by: Martin G. Cohn & W. Donn Hayes
Art Direction by: Hervey Libbert
Set Dresser: George Sawley
Sound Recording Engineer: Jerry Eisenberg
Sound Technician: Buddy Myers
Special Effects by: Kenneth Peach & Jack W. Robson

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 72 Minutes
Released: December 20, 1929
~Plot Synopsis~
The Lost Zeppelin offers a bonanza of special effects and art-deco sets with a nickel's worth of plot.
The film begins at a banquet celebrating an upcoming dirigible expedition to Antarctica. Explorer
Donald Hall (Conway Tearle) knows that his protégé, lieutenant Tom Armstrong (Ricardo Cortez) is
in love with Hall's young wife Miriam (Virginia Valli). Just when this plotline reaches its saturation
point, it is forgotten in the excitement of the daring dirigible voyage. Utterly modernistic in design
and equipped with every possible convenience and provision, the big blimp nonetheless meets
disaster in the snowy wastes of "Little America." Somewhat slow-moving for most of its running time,
The Lost Zeppelin really picks up the pace in its closing reels and remains among the most
impressive of the early independent talkies.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
C.T.-1: Conway Tearle
~TS54-162:Virginia Valli & Ricardo Cortez in THE LOST ZEPPELIN, 1929~
~TS54-150:Virginia Valli & Ricardo Cortez in THE LOST ZEPPELIN, 1929~