This insipid, boring, implausible, senseless, deliciously funny, and expensively mounted film puts forth the theory that the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on the evening of May 6, 1937, was the direct result of a prewar anti-Nazi conspiracy theory. (How this incredible
disaster, recorded graphically on newsreel footage, really came about is still a matter of debate.) Under Robert Wise's direction, the scenario centers on Col. Ritter (George C. Scott), a dedicated German security officer put on board the dirigible as it sails for America, assisted by Nazi
partisan Martin Vogel (Roy Thinnes). Ritter suspects crew and passengers alike of potential sabo...