The kidnapping and murder case of the infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh, in Flemington New Jersey. Coverage of court ruling in 1935. A huge crowd outside the court during the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for kidnapping and murder termed as 'the crime of the century'. Lindbergh and his wife confront Hauptmann from witness stand. The letters of ransom written by Hauptmann. Lindbergh testifies in the court of trial. Hauptmann cross examined by Attorney General Wilnetz. On February 13, 1935 Judge declares that Hauptmann will receive the death penalty, by electric chair. From a January 1960 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Trial of a German carpenter Bruno Richard Hauptmann for the abduction and murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr. son of pilot Charles Lindbergh in Flemington, New Jersey. A ship underway at sea. The relatives of Isidor Fisch, a German Jewish friend and business associate of Hauptmann aboard a ship. They walk up a gangplank to board a boat. A view of the city. A close up of the relatives of Isidor Fisch arrive from Germany to testify at Hauptmann trial. The relatives come out of a building and get in a bus. The bus leaves. Cars and bus drive on a road. A man works at his home as the woman had gone for the testimony. A man peals vegetables. He cooks food. The women seated for the hearing. The man sits on a table and eats food. He plays with his dog. The man washes plates.
Bruno R Hauptmann gets electric chair sentence for kidnap and murder of Lindbergh's child, Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., in Flemington, New Jersey. Aerial and ground views of Lindbergh's residence and scenes of Anne Morrow Lindberh with Charles Jr. in a baby pram taking a stroll in garden before the kidnapping. Wooden ladder near the window and empty nursery. Scenes of the ransom note and the manhunt. Citizens view "Wanted" signs on street corners. Views of the ransom money. Officials arrest Hauptmann and show hideout shed and ransom money found. Crowds gathered outside courthouse. Lindbergh's enter. Kidnapper, lawyers, judges and other people in courthouse. Justice Thomas Trenchard seated in tribunal hears the lawyers statements. Jury foreman reads aloud the decision in the Hunterdon County Courthouse. Hauptmann led out of courthouse by many guards, and through large crowd gathered outside courthouse at night. Aerial and inside views of prison, cell, and empty electric chair.
Trial for Bruno Richard Hauptmann in Flemington, New Jersey in aftermath of Lindberg baby kidnapping. Witness on the stand. Shot of jury listening. Crowded courtroom. Electric chair awaiting Hauptmann. MS Bruno Richard Hauptmann.
Bruno Hauptmann being indicted of kidnapping and murdering Charles Lindbergh, Jr. A large number of people gather outside a court building in Flemington, New Jersey. Two men arrive. Bruno Hauptmann arrives in a car and enters the building. People look on as the men leave in a car.
Cierva C30 Autogiro (G-ACIO) built by British A.V. Roe & Co. is seen parked at Air Park, London, England. Several views of the autogiro. Scene shifts to aerial view of the new Federal Post Office building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. A Kellett autogiro lands on the building roof, on May 25, 1935,as part of dedication ceremonies,for the new Post Office building. Officials stand on the rooftop watching the landing. The pilot delivers a mail pouch to James A. Farley, the U.S. Postmaster General, thus initiating airmail service between Camden New Jersey and Philadelphia. Aerial views of the Post Office building and surrounding downtown Philadelphia. The autogiro climbing steeply away.