Crime of the Century (1996) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Crime of the Century

Mark Rydell, 1996

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The Airman and the Carpenter
Ludovic Kennedy, 1985

Crime of the Century is a movie directed by Mark Rydell in 1996 and based on the book The Airman and the Carpenter: The Lindbergh Kidnapping and the Framing of Richard Hauptman by Ludovic Kennedy, first published in 1985. The movie features Stephen Rea, Isabella Rossellini, J.T. Walsh, Michael Moriarty, Allen Garfield, John Harkins, and others.

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7.1

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Movie Poster: Crime of the Century (Mark Rydell, 1996)

7.6

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Book Cover: The Airman and the Carpenter (Ludovic Kennedy, 1985)

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Storyline

This movie portrays the infamous 1932 kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindberg’s infant son, as well as the controversial investigation, trial, and execution of the accused, Bruno Richard Hauptmann. Throughout the film, the viewer is presented with a disturbing portrayal of a corrupt police force, desperate to solve the case, who resorts to framing an innocent man by creating false evidence, bribing and threatening witnesses, and suppressing evidence that could exonerate him.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Crime of the Century, the 1996 movie by Mark Rydell

Year

1996

Minutes

114

Movie Rate

7.10

Source: IMDb

Movie

Crime of the Century

Country: USA

Year: 1996

Length: 1h54m

Cover of The Airman and the Carpenter, the 1985 book by Ludovic Kennedy

Year

1985

Pages

496

Book Rate

7.68

S: Goodreads

Book

The Airman and the Carpenter

Subtitle: The Lindbergh Kidnapping and the Framing of Richard Hauptman

Country: USA

First published in: 1985

Length: 496 pages

Genre: Non Fiction

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