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The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case
Not Rated
144 minutes
Drama
1976

THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING CASE, based on newspaper coverage, court testimony and eyewitness accounts, was dramatized for television by J.P. Miller. Cliff DeYoung and Sian Barbara Allen star as Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The couple's 2-year-old son Charles Jr. is kidnapped from the family's Hopewell, New Jersey home on March 1, 1932.  Tough the ransom is paid, the child's body is found a few days later. All circumstantial evidence points to German expatriate Bruno Richard Hauptmann (Anthony Hopkins) as the kidnapper/murderer. While never seriously challenging the notion of Hauptmann's guilt, the film raises several questions concerning the fairness of his trial.

Cast
Cliff DeYoung
Charles Lindbergh
Anthony Hopkins
Bruno Richard Hauptmann
Denise Alexander
Violet Sharpe
Sian Barbara Allen
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Peter Donat
Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Martin Balsam
Edward J. Reilly
Director
Buzz Kulik
Writer
J.P. Miller
Executive Producer
David Gerber
Producer
Buzz Kulik
Facts
Country USA
Language English
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