Compulsion Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1264

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 37

Theatrical Release Date: 04/01/1959

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Crime

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Richard Fleischer

Actors: Orson Welles, Diane Varsi, Dean Stockwell, Bradford Dillman, E.G. Marshall, Richard Anderson

Plot: This film is based on the trial of Leopold and Loeb in the 1920s. They were the two well to do young men, who murdered a boy just to experience murder. -- MaceeRae

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 08/04/2019

Inspired by the real life Leopold and Loeb thrill killing, "Compulsion" works better as a detective and legal drama than an insight into a killer's mind.

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Allison - wrote on 07/04/2009

Another film that was ahead of its time, because of the attempted rape sequence. It sort of shook me up. But it was a court-room drama much like Anatomy of a Murder, and I've had enough of that kind of thing lately. It was also too much and not handled in the most tasteful way.

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