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A written acknowledgment in the closing credits thanks various organizations including the British Forces of Malta and the Carreg Cennan Castle, Wales. As noted in the end credits, the film was shot at Pinewood Studios and at Malta Film Facilities, Ltd., Malta. Location filming was also done as Carreg Cennan Castle, Wales and London. An October 1969 Daily Variety item stated that a screenplay for Zeppelin was to be written by Thom Keyes and produced by Lewis Rachmil for ABC Pictures. It is unclear if this script was based on the Owen Crump story used for the J. Ronald Getty and Leon Fromkess production.
Some news items in 1969 and 1970 referred to the production company as Getty-McDonald-Fromkess or GMF Picture Corp., a company founded by Fromkess in 1969, but that company name was not used in post-production sources. According to information in Filmfacts, Variety reported that during filming of an action sequence four men were killed when a plane and helicopter collided off the Irish coast, including two pilots, Burch Williams, head of a company that supplied vintage planes and Skeets Kelly, a second unit cameraman.