American Experience: The Perfect Crime DVD

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Set in 1920s Chicago, The Perfect Crime tells the shocking story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb; wealthy college students who had planned to abduct and kill a child at random just to prove they were smart enough to get away with it. Their lawyer summoned experts to show that the murderers had been shaped by childhood trauma, setting off a national debate about morality, individual responsibility, and capital punishment.

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Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Production Year: 2016
  • Country of Origin: United States

Professional Reviews:

"a fascinating look at one of the early century's most notorious crimes." - Times Union

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Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Production Year: 2016
  • Country of Origin: United States

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  • American Experience: The Perfect Crime

    The murder of a fourteen-year-old boy by two wealthy college students was shocking enough, their motive more so. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb had planned to abduct and kill a child at random to prove they were smart enough to get away with it. Their lawyer Clarence Darrow summoned experts to show that the murderers had been shaped by childhood trauma and physical defects, and that it was society and its barbaric death penalty that deserved to be put on trial. Set in 1920s Chicago--a city of gin joints, gangsters, and political corruption--The Perfect Crime tells a story that set off a national debate about morality, individual responsibility, and capital punishment.

    This DVD features subtitles in English

    Due to limited US rights, this product is not available for shipping to Canada.