Compulsion

20th Century Fox (1959)
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Biography
USA | English | Color | 1h 43min
7.5

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.


Cast View all

Dean Stockwell Judd Steiner
Orson Welles Jonathan Wilk
Diane Varsi Ruth Evans
E.G. Marshall Dist. Atty. Harold Horn
Bradford Dillman Arthur Straus
Martin Milner Sid Brooks
Richard Anderson Max Steiner
Robert F. Simon Lt. Johnson
Ed Binns Tom Daly
Robert Burton Mr. Straus
Wilton Graff Mr. Steiner
Louise Lorimer Mrs. Straus
Gavin MacLeod Padua
Terry Becker Benson
Russ Bender Edgar Llewellyn
Gerry Lock Emma
Harry Carter Det. Davis
Simon Scott Detective Brown
Voltaire Perkins Judge
Ina Balin Mike's girlfriend
Peter Brocco Albert
Alan Carney Globe Newspaper Editior
Edmund Cobb Policeman
Frank Conroy Bit part
Wendell Holmes Jonas Kessler
Henry Kulky Tough Waiter
Jack Lomas Medical Examiner
Dayton Lummis Psychiatrist
Jeffrey Sayre Reporter
Nina Shipman Girlfriend
Hal Taggart Reporter

Crew View all

Director Richard Fleischer
Writer Richard Murphy, Meyer Levin
Producer Richard D. Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck
Photography William C. Mellor, William C. Mellor
Musician Lionel Newman

Editions

Barcode Format Region Released Edition
738329207328 Blu-ray Disc A Mar 07, 2017
5037899066164 Blu-ray Disc
024543238515 DVD 1 May 23, 2006
024543818007 DVD Free 1 Disc
024543238522 DVD May 23, 2006
5028836031833 DVD
5021456184729 DVD
4260261435164 DVD
3760233150787 DVD
7896748221929 DVD
8023562001461 DVD
086162184239 VHS
8436037883750 2
086162184260 LaserDisc 1995