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Compulsion (1959)

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103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.
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Writers
Richard Murphy (screenplay) | Meyer Levin (based on the novel by)
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Updated Apr 1, 1959

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Apr 1959 (United States)

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Orson Welles
Jonathan Wilk Jonathan Wilk   See fewer
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Diane Varsi
Ruth Evans Ruth Evans   See fewer
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Dean Stockwell
Judd Steiner Judd Steiner   See fewer
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Bradford Dillman
Arthur A. Straus Arthur A. Straus   See fewer
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E.G. Marshall
District Attorney Harold Horn District Attorney Harold Horn   See fewer
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Martin Milner
Sid Brooks Sid Brooks   See fewer
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Richard Anderson
Max Steiner Max Steiner   See fewer
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Robert F. Simon
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Edward Binns
Tom Daly Tom Daly   See fewer
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Robert Burton
Charles Straus Charles Straus   See fewer
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Wilton Graff
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Louise Lorimer
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Gavin MacLeod
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Don Anderson
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Terry Becker
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Russ Bender
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Harry Carter
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Jack Gordon
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Wendell Holmes
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Voltaire Perkins
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7.4 / 10 | 5,322 votes