Next Episode of A Crime to Remember is
Season 4 / Episode 7 and airs on 25 January 2017 02:00
Styles may change, but murder lasts forever. A Crime to Remember invites viewers to step into the past and unravel the intricacies of real-life murder cases of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Set against the backdrop of Studebakers, fedoras, and three-martini lunches, these stories of truly mad men and women reveal complicated relationships where thwarted dreams and repressed passions led to terrible crimes. With A Crime to Remember, ID inaugurates a new high-end cinematic style, using the visual grammar of movies to bring the era to life. To properly illustrate each time period, the series stays true to the fashion and styles while highlighting the cultural taboos and social norms that informed each case. Each story is driven by the narrative of a fictional bystander who "knew" the victim, while reporters who covered the case explain how the crime and investigation impacted society.
In 1963, Carol Thompson, church-going wife and devoted mother of four, is found in a bloody heap on her neighbor's doorstep; now, detectives must peel away the layers of her picture-perfect life to reveal the victim's painful secrets.
Honolulu, HA, 1931: It's a balmy Honolulu evening when Thalia Massie, the young aristocratic wife of a Naval Lieutenant, wanders out of a glittering speakeasy and winds up bruised and beaten by the side of a dark road. Race relations are already tense, so when Thalia accuses five young Hawaiian men of sexually assaulting her, the territory is thrown into an uproar. The five men insist on their innocence as Thalia and her family demand justice. But when a jury fails to reach a verdict, the previously peaceful island erupts into chaos. And when roving bands of sailors decide to take the law into their own hands, a hackneyed scheme and a trigger-happy hand will lead to the most sensational murder trial in Hawaii's history.
In Bronx, N.Y., 1941, tea for two ends in murder, and investigators must count on the testimony of a few brave women to bring the killer to justice.
Los Angeles, CA, 1922: A policeman responding to a report of gunshots at the well-appointed home of wealthy manufacturer Fred Oesterreich lets himself inside, only to discover Fred shot dead, his diamond pocket watch missing. A woman's screams lead investigators to an upstairs closet, where they discover Fred's wife Dolly locked inside, panic-stricken. Reports of mysterious activity around the house give Detective Cline a foreboding sense that not everything is as it seems. Just as he is giving up hope of solving the case, Fred's diamond watch mysteriously materializes in the pocket of an unlikely character. When Cline follows the glittering trail, he finds himself lost in a world of seduction and obsession.
Santa Cruz, CA, 1970: Police respond to a blazing Santa Cruz house fire and are shocked at their discovery - three adults and two children are found ritualistically bound, shot, and drowned in their own swimming pool. The local community of conservative retirees immediately points their fingers at the wave of scruffy young newcomers who reside in hippie communes, living off the land, tripping on psychedelic drugs, and berating the community for its old fashioned values. Can the hippie community rise above prejudice to guide the detectives to a solution? Or will the mystery of the murderer remain forever locked in the cards of the Tarot?
Los Angeles, CA, 1968: It's a temperate evening in the Los Angeles Castilian apartment complex, but something is amiss inside the adjacent parking garage. In stall 17, the headlights of a yellow sports car are blazing, the engine is running and beautiful Cheryl Perveler is bleeding out from a gunshot to the head. The viciousness of the shooting leads police to believe the attack was personal, but their victim is new to the city and recently married - who could possibly want her dead? As they pry into Cheryl's personal life, investigators venture down a road of fast cars, crooked cops, hit-and-runs, and arson attempts.
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