The Hindenburg

TCM | 8:00 pm

What caused the legendary German airship to go up in flames as it prepared to land after a trans-Atlantic voyage in 1937? Director Robert Wise weaves an espionage plot around known facts in this 1975 drama, which integrates black-and-white footage of the actual tragedy with fictionalized sequences. George C. Scott plays a detective who's aboard, fearing sabotage. Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Gig Young and William Atherton also star. The film, marking the 85th anniversary of the actual calamity, kicks off a three-movie mini-marathon of movies about air disasters.