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The Perfect Crime 

The trial of wealthy college students Leopold and Loeb, who murder a 14-year-old boy in 1924, sets off a national firestorm about morality and capital punishment.

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Simon Baatz ...
Himself, author of 'For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Chicago'
Hal Higdon ...
Himself, author of 'The Crime of the Century: The Leopold and Loeb Case'
Carol S. Steiker ...
Herself, professor of law, Harvard Law School
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Paula Fass ...
Herself, historian specialized in childhood and youth in the United States
John A. Farrell ...
Himself, author of 'Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned'
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Clarence Darrow (voice)
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The trial of wealthy college students Leopold and Loeb, who murder a 14-year-old boy in 1924, sets off a national firestorm about morality and capital punishment.

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9 February 2016 (USA)  »

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The Perfect Crime? Very misleading title.
13 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

In May 1924 when the victim's body was discovered Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were 18 and 19 yrs old. It made no sense why the two young men age 18 and 19 were constantly referred to as "boys" throughout the narration of the film. If these were "boys" then what were those soldiers in WW1 7yrs earlier? Even in the trailer, the lady interviewed calls them "children" of privilege. What an insult to the family of the victim even today! The victim was 14yrs old. Not a boy yet not a man by anyone's definition. Really, I'm appalled. As for the rest of the film quality, it is okay from the purely filming point of view but not as good as some programs on ID channel. Honestly, if the title were changed to not be so misleading with such high expectations going in that direction I might have liked it better.


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