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    Unique ID Code: 0000134499
    Added by: David Beckett
    Added on: 14/9/2010 14:13
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    Sometimes Murder is Just a Way to Pass the Time
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 99
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Compulsion is a compelling, stylish thriller that sees two callous law students murder a young boy in cold blood to prove their intellectual superiority.

    Having been raised by wealthy, snobbish families Artie Straus is a sadistic bully and Judd Steiner a timid introvert. The two college friends concoct the "perfect crime" the murder of a young boy, but their arrogance and conceit leads to their arrest. The inimitable Orson Welles plays the criminal defense lawyer, based on the famous Clarence Darrow, who takes on their almost impossible case.

    This outstanding courtroom drama directed by Richard Fleischer is based on the notorious and horrific 1924 murder trial of thrill-killers Leopold and Loeb. It was nominated for a BAFTA and garnered the Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award for Stockwell, Diliman and Welles as well as a Palme d'Or nomination.

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    Video Tracks:
    Anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono English

    Directed By:
    Richard Fleischer

    Written By:

    Orson Welles
    Diane Varsi
    Dean Stockwell
    Bradford Dillman
    E.G. Marshall
    Martin Milner
    Richard Anderson

    Soundtrack By:
    Lionel Newman

    Director of Photography:
    William C. Mellor

    William Reynolds

    Costume Designer:
    Adele Palmer

    Richard D. Zanuck

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