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Compulsion

Author: Richard MurphyRichard D ZanuckRichard FleischerOrson WellesDean StockwellAll authors
Publisher: [Beverly Hills, Calif.] : FoxVideo, 1995.
Series: Studio classic.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A riveting true story about the notorious 1924 Leopold-Loeb murder case. Brilliant attorney Clarence Darrow defended two wealthy Chicago teenagers who thought their superior intellect would enable them to execute the perfect crime. Darrow's history-making and controversial defense against capital punishment saved the boys from a death sentence.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Legal films
Crime films
Historical films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Nathan Freudenthal Leopold; Richard A Loeb; Clarence Darrow; Meyer Levin; Clarence Darrow; Nathan Freudenthal Leopold; Meyer Levin; Richard A Loeb
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Murphy; Richard D Zanuck; Richard Fleischer; Orson Welles; Dean Stockwell; Diane Varsi; Bradford Dillman; E G Marshall; Martin Milner; Richard Anderson; Lionel Newman; William C Mellor; William Reynolds; Meyer Levin; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; Darryl F. Zanuck Productions.
ISBN: 0793918421 9780793918423
OCLC Number: 32754136
Notes: Based on the novel by Meyer Levin.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1959.
Hi-fi stereo, mono compatible.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Not rated.
Includes original theatrical trailer.
Credits: Music, Lionel Newman ; director of photography, William C. Mellor ; film editor, William Reynolds.
Cast: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi, Bradford Dillman, E.G. Marshall, Martin Milner, Richard Anderson.
Awards: Cannes Film Festival, 1959: Best actor (Stockwell, Dillman, Welles).
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videocassette (105 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS; full screen.
Series Title: Studio classic.
Other Titles: Compulsion (Motion picture : 1959)
Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox ; Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Richard Murphy ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck ; directed by Richard Fleischer.
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A riveting true story about the notorious 1924 Leopold-Loeb murder case. Brilliant attorney Clarence Darrow defended two wealthy Chicago teenagers who thought their superior intellect would enable them to execute the perfect crime. Darrow's history-making and controversial defense against capital punishment saved the boys from a death sentence.

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