The deadliest accident in the history of film-making

Director Varick Frissel, cinematographer Alex G. Penrod, and 25 other members of a film-crew were killed during the filming of the movie The Viking (1931). Dynamite that was used to remove large quantities of ice from the filming-locations was accidentally ignited and blew up the ship they were filming additional footage from off the coast of Newfoundland. With 27 total fatalities, it is the deadliest accident in the history of film-making.

Submission by Logan Agle. Thank you.

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