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The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Denise Alexander ...
Violet Sharpe
Sian Barbara Allen ...
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Peter Donat ...
John Fink ...
Mr. Anderson
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Koehler
Laurence Luckinbill ...
Gov. Hal Hoffman
Frank Marth ...
Chief Harry Wolfe
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Lt. Jim Finn
Robert Sampson ...
John Curtis
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Joseph Stern ...
Dr. Schonfeld
Katherine Woodville ...
Betty Gow (as Kate Woodville)
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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. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@umbc.edu>

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Crime | Drama

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26 February 1976 (USA)  »

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The character, Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf played here by Peter Donat, was the father of Norman Schwarzkopf of Desert Storm fame. He also founded the New Jersey State Police and was a narrator of the radio series "Gangbusters". 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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Tour de Force by Hopkins
7 August 2001 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

I was a teenager when I first saw this on TV and was blown away by this unknown actor who played the accused kidnapper. Hopkins performance is amazing. He also did fantastic work around the same time in the great mini-series QBVII. The film is a bit slow and meandering, but the subject matter is gripping, the acting is well done and again, a first rate piece of work by Sir Anthony Hopkins.


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