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Compulsion (1959)

1959-04-01 (US) CrimeDrama 1h 43m
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THEIRS WAS THE PERFECT CRIME they thought! They were too sure...too smart...too careful to leave a clue -- but they did! and it exploded -- The shocking story of two teenagers out for kicks...looking for thrills...and finding them!


Two close friends kidnap and murder a young boy and are defended in court by a renowned attorney who makes an impassioned plea against capital punishment.

  1. Richard Fleischer


  2. Meyer Levin


  3. Richard Murphy


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  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

  9. Robert Burton

    Robert Burton

    Charles Straus

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Original Language English

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