Overall Rank: 1264
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 37
Theatrical Release Date: 04/01/1959
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.
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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