Of 97 aboard, eight had a motive for sabotage. One had a plot.
George C. Scott leads an all-star cast in The Hindenburg, a gripping suspense thriller that attempts to reveal the intricate plots behind the historic airship disaster of 1937. Assigned as a colonel by the German government to prevent any plans of sabotage during the Hindenburg's transatlantic voyage, Franz Ritter (Scott) suspects everyone aboard the luxury ship, especially a German countess (Bancroft) vehemently opposed to the Nazi regime. Stylishly directed by Robert Wise and co-starring Burgess Meredith, Gig Young, Charles Durning and Richard Dysart, The Hindenburg brings to life one of aviation's most infamous events in history and one of the screen's most engrossing mysteries.