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The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)

On March 1, 1932, the infant Charles Lindbergh, Jr., the son and namesake of the famed pilot, is kidnapped. After he is later found dead, a German immigrant named Bruno Hauptmann is tried for kidnapping and murder.

Director:

Buzz Kulik

Writer:

J.P. Miller (as JP Miller)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff De Young ... Charles Lindbergh
Anthony Hopkins ... Bruno Richard Hauptmann
Denise Alexander Denise Alexander ... Violet Sharpe
Sian Barbara Allen ... Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Martin Balsam ... Edward J. Reilly
Peter Donat ... Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
John Fink ... Mr. Anderson
Dean Jagger ... Koehler
Laurence Luckinbill ... Gov. Hal Hoffman
Frank Marth ... Chief Harry Wolfe
Tony Roberts ... Lt. Jim Finn
Robert Sampson ... John Curtis
David Spielberg ... David Wilentz
Joseph Stern ... Dr. Schonfeld
Katherine Woodville ... Betty Gow (as Kate Woodville)
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Storyline

When the child of world-famous aviator Charles A. Lindbergh is kidnapped from his New Jersey home, speculation about who took him and why grips the entire nation. During the subsequent investigation, the child is found murdered, and a German carpenter named Bruno Richard Hauptmann emerges as the primary suspect. The media buzz surrounding the trial is enormous, and while the facts seem to be against Hauptmann, the wild theories nevertheless continue to proliferate. Written by Jwelch5742

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Entführung des Lindbergh-Babys See more »

Filming Locations:

Colusa, California, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film takes place from March 1, 1932 to April 3, 1936. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Without a Trace (1983) See more »

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Reasonable but overlong
27 July 2008 | by tonyjackieSee all my reviews

I found this to be a reasonable telling of a true story that gripped America in the thirties but it was definitely overlong.I do usually enjoy courtroom dramas but must admit that this isn't at the top of the tree for me.For some reason I found it to be less than gripping and I also found the editing at times to be abrupt and a bit confusing.

On the plus side,the acting is pretty good and Anthony Hopkins did well in a role that made it difficult for anyone to have any sympathy for his character.You did get the feeling that some things were never discovered such as was the child murdered by just one person and this gave the movie a flat almost empty ending.

Not too bad I suppose but at least thirty minutes too long.


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