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Compulsion(1959)

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Brief Synopsis

Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.

Cast & Crew

Orson Welles Jonathan Wilk
Diane Varsi Ruth Evans
Dean Stockwell Judd Steiner
Bradford Dillman Artie Straus
E. G. Marshall State's Attorney Harold Horn
Martin Milner Sid Brooks
Richard Anderson Max Steiner
Robert Simon Lt. Johnson
Edward Binns Tom Daly
Robert Burton Mr. Straus
Wilton Graff Mr. Steiner
Louise Lorimer Mrs. Straus
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1959 Production Date:  [CinemaScope]
AFI*
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints), Mono (35 mm optical prints) Production Co:  Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  103 or 105 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • I am a big TCM fan but get your act together...

    Frederick Zollo 2014-10-29

    THEY ARE NOT LAW STUDENTS!!Watch the film!Don't rely on that idiot Leonard Maltin!Terrific turn by Welles. Arguably his best. MORE>

  • Compulsion

    John 2013-08-05

    Overall-3 1/2 out of 5Lead performers-4/5Supporting Cast-4/5Director-3/5Screenplay-4/5Cinematography-3/5Importance-3/5Recommendation for fans of genre- 4/... MORE>

  • Terrific film, horrific crime

    RedRain 2013-03-21

    Both Leopold and Loeb were malignant narcissists and pathological killers. Bradford Dillman and Dean Stockwell are exceptional in their roles here. The... MORE>