Compulsion

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20th Century Fox Released 1959

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Director:
Richard Fleischer
Released:
1959
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Compulsion is a 1959 crime drama directed by Richard Fleischer. The film is based on the actual events surrounding the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murders and resulting trial. Artie Strauss (Bradford Dilman) and Judd Steiner (Dean Stockwell) have very different personalities. Where Artie is arrogant, charismatic and intellectual, Judd is more quiet and passive. The two both come from privileged backgrounds of wealth and good upbringing, and because of this they become unlikely friends. As Artie becomes more obsessed with dark philosophical theories, he finds unexpected ways to apply these philosophies to his reality. Judd, who is developing feelings for his friend that go beyond friendship, is willing to go along with Artie's plans. When Artie and Judd end up committing a shockingly brutal crime and are incriminated by the evidence they clumsily leave behind, it is up to an infamously talented and controversial defense attorney, Jonathan Wilk (Orson Welles), to defend the two against a nation that is crying out for blood.

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    Action & Adventure

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    Thrillers, Crime