When the German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire, it's trial by fire for Colonel Ritter, played by George C. Scott. "The Hindenburg" (1975) chronicles a story sewn together from fact and fiction to give life to the Hindenburg tragedy. In the days leadingup to the fire, there are threats made about taking the German airship down. Once disaster strikes, daring survival escapes are made and as the smoke clears, not everyone lives. Utilizing actual newsreel footage, "The Hindenburg" depicts a sad historicalstory filled with deception.