Compulsion (1959) (Widescreen)

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Sometimes Murder Is Just A Way To Pass The Time. In this riveting true story about the notorious 1924 Leopold/Loeb murder case, Orson Wells stars as the brilliant Clarence Darrow whose history-making defense against capitol punishment saved two Chicago teenagers from a death sentence. Though names have changed, this factual, fascinating character study based on news reporter Meyer Levin's bestseller focuses on the two boys - one bossy and intimidating (Bradford Dillman), the other sensitive and introverted (Dean Stockwell) - who thought their superior intellect would enable them to pull off "the perfect crime." E.G. Marshall, Martin Milner and Diane Varsi co-star in this "tense, intelligent" (Time) re-enactment of what was seen as the crime of the century.

Theatrical Trailer, Teaser, Fox Flix: "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" and "Murder, Inc".

Subtitles: English (Closed Captioned) and Spanish, Presented in Black & White.

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Starring: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Bradford Dillman, Diane Varsi, E.G. Marshall, Richard Anderson, Martin Milner
Director: Richard Fleischer
Studio Name: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 05/23/2006
Rating: Not Rated
Format: DVD
Screen Format: Widescreen
Run Time (in minutes): 103 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Dolby Digital Mono
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.7 x 5.5 x 7.8
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a fictional version of a famous case
5/27/2008

Customer review by theArtLover

5.0 stars by theArtLover

Compulsion is a fictionalized version of the 1920's Leopold and Lobe case. It's fairly well done, with good performanaces.

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Age:45 - 54
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old movie
2/8/2010

Customer review by nostalgicSenior

4.0 stars by nostalgicSenior

Excellent depiction of Clarence Darrow. The old quality movies did not need the graphic, gross images to convey suspense or terror, and used command of language to express emotion rather than unneccessary vulgarity.

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