CRIME OF THE CENTURY is a tense rendering of the Lindbergh-baby kidnapping told from the perspective of the man who was executed for the crime, perhaps wrongfully. The film was made for HBO, and was later released on home video.
New Jersey, 1932. The two men snatching aviator Charles Lindbergh's baby drop the child while climbing from the house. One year later, with the child dead and the kidnappers having escaped with the $50,000 ransom, Col. Norman Schwarzkopf (J.T. Walsh) is pressured to find the culprits. Nearby,
Bruno Richard Hauptmann (Stephen Rea), an illegal German immigrant, finds $14,000 left in his house by a German swindler (Brad Greenquist), whose d...