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The perfect crime [videodisc] / a Desert Penguin Pictures, LLC production for American Experience ; produced and directed by Cathleen O'Connell ; writer, Michelle Ferrari.

Platt, Oliver. (Added Author). Ferrari, Michelle. (Added Author). O'Connell, Cathleen. (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) (Added Author). Desert Penguin Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). PBS Distribution (Firm) (Added Author).


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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627896092
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (60 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches.
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by Bernice Schneider ; cinematography by Sandra Chandler, Lincoln Else, Dana Kupper, Jason Longo, Stephen McCarthy ; original music by Clare Manchon and Olivier Manchon ; additional music by John Kusiak ; executive producer, Mark Samels.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Oliver Platt.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally broadcast as a single episode of the television program American Experience on the PBS network.
Target Audience Note:
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Subject: Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal, 1904-1971.
Loeb, Richard A., 1905-1936.
Murderers > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Murder > Illinois > Chicago > Case studies.
Genre: Biographies.
Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Niagara Falls. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Niagara Falls Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Victoria 364.1523 Leopo-P 38080400023428 Adult DVD Available -

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