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The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  26 February 1976 (USA)
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Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.

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Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.

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Die Entführung des Lindbergh-Babys  »

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When the 20-month-old Lindbergh baby appeared on the 1932 cover of TIME magazine, he became the youngest cover subject in the magazine's history. See more »

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In the first 20 minutes of the movie (taking place in 1932) they showed a 1938 or 1939 Ford Police car (with siren). See more »

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In deep appreciation this film is dedicated to Leonard Horn for whom it all began. See more »

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Referenced in Without a Trace (1983) See more »

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Significant piece of history.
19 April 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

It can be disturbing sometimes, to see how some sides of our society have deteriorated in the 1990's. In the 1930's the kidnapping/killing of American hero aviator Charles Lindberg's baby represents a low point in our humanity.

Telling this story is tough, particularly since the evidence was all circumstantial. Whereas the 1996 film `Crime of the Century' approaches the after-the-fact investigation, with a perspective that Bruno Hauptmann (executed for the crime) indeed may have been wrongfully convicted, this film (from 1976) pursues a more clinical, step-wise, investigative approach. The dictum here seems to be to substantiate the verdict within the bounds of historical accuracy.

Nice turns by Cliff DeYoung as Charles Lindbergh, and Anthony Hopkins for his portrayal of Hauptmann (for which he won an EMMY). The presentation is a bit dry, confusing, and long (148mins). You might want to find a nice supplemental text to help you better understand the main players and the chronology of events.

But if you're unfamiliar with much of the circumstances you will definitely want to take a look.


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