Crime of the Century

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Crime of the Century

Crime of the Century

Release Date: September 14, 1996

Year    :   1996
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Crime
Production Companies    :   Astoria Productions Ltd., HBO
Director    :   Mark Rydell
Producers    :   Lynn Stalmaster, Barbara Broccoli, Mike Moder, Amanda Schiff
Writers    :   William Nicholson, Ludovic Kennedy
RunTime    :   114 mins.

In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation against Hauptmann, the trial, and the execution, painting a picture of a corrupt police force under pressure to finger a killer framing an innocent man by manufacturing evidence, paying-off and blackmailing witnesses, and covering up exculpatory evidence.




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