The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Poster

Release Date: 1976

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
When the child of world-famous aviator Charles Lindbergh (Cliff De Young) 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 Hauptmann (Anthony Hopkins) 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.

Cast: Cliff DeYoung, Anthony Hopkins, Joseph Cotten, Denise Alexander, Sian Barbara Allen, Martin Balsam, Peter Donat, Dean Jagger

Director: Buzz Kulik

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Investigation, Mystery, Tense, Murder, 1930s, Judge, Fascinating


Nominated Television Movie