COMPULSION (1959) B/W widescreen 103m dir: Richard Fleischer

w/Dean Stockwell, Bradford Dillman, Orson Welles, E.G. Marshall, Martin Milner

Unrelenting account of the murder trial of two twisted youths for a "thrill" murder, based on the Leopold-Loeb case of the '20s. Has a horrific fascination, a bravura performance by Welles as the defense lawyer; but remains a rather cold, detached film.