Compulsion

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Overview

Two close friends, arrogantly and without remorse, kidnap and murder a young boy. They are caught and put to trial where their larger-than-life defense lawyer blames the Establishment for their actions.

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • April 1, 1959
    Theatrical

Genres

Keywords

Cast 13

  1. Orson Welles

    Orson Welles
    Jonathan Wilk

  2. Diane Varsi

    Diane Varsi
    Ruth Evans

  3. Dean Stockwell

    Dean Stockwell
    Judd Steiner

  4. Bradford Dillman

    Bradford Dillman
    Arthur A. Straus

  5. E.G. Marshall

    E.G. Marshall
    District Attorney Harold Horn

  6. Martin Milner

    Martin Milner
    Sid Brooks

  7. Richard Anderson

    Richard Anderson
    Max Steiner

  8. Robert F. Simon

    Robert F. Simon
    Police Lt. Johnson (as Robert Simon)

  9. Robert Burton

    Robert Burton
    Charles Straus

  10. Wilton Graff

    Wilton Graff
    Mr. Steiner

  11. Louise Lorimer

    Louise Lorimer
    Mrs. Straus aka 'Mumsy'

  12. Gavin MacLeod

    Gavin MacLeod
    Padua - Horn's Assistant

  13. Edward Binns

    Edward Binns
    Tom Daly

Crew 7

Camera

  1. WC

    William C. Mellor
    Director of Photography

Directing

  1. Richard Fleischer

Editing

  1. WR

Production

  1. Richard D. Zanuck

Sound

  1. LN

    Lionel Newman
    Original Music Composer

Writing

  1. RM

    Richard Murphy
    Screenplay

  2. ML

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