Compulsion (1959)

Compulsion
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 43mins.
Genres Adaptation, Thriller
Keywords courtroom, psychodrama
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Orson Welles Actor Jonathan Wilk 1 1000001
Diane Varsi Actor Ruth Evans 1 1000002
Dean Stockwell Actor Judd Steiner 1 1000003
Bradford Dillman Actor Artie Straus 1 1000004
E.G. Marshall Actor Horn 1 1000005
Martin Milner Actor Sid Brooks 1 1000006
Richard Anderson Actor Max Steiner 1 1000007
Robert Simon Actor Lieutenant Johnson 1 1000008
Edward Binns Actor Tom Daly 1 1000009
Robert Burton Actor Mr Straus 1 1000010
Wilton Graff Actor Mr Steiner 1 1000011
Louise Lorimer Actor Mrs Straus 1 1000012
Gavin MacLeod Actor Padua 1 1000013
Terry Becker Actor Benson 1 1000014
Russ Bender Actor Edgar Llewellyn 1 1000015
Gerry Lock Actor Emma 1 1000016
Harry Carter Actor Detective Davis 1 1000017
Simon Scott Actor Detective Brown 1 1000018
Voltaire Perkins Actor Judge 1 1000019
Richard Fleischer Director n/a 2 2000001
Darryl Zanuck Producer n/a 3 3000001
Richard Zanuck Producer n/a 3 3000002
Richard Murphy Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Meyer Levin Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000002
Meyer Levin Play as Source Material ("Compulsion") 120972 4000003
Ben Kadish Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
William Mellor Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
William Reynolds Editor n/a 172 7000001
Lionel Newman Music n/a 120781 8000001
Earle Hagen Original Music musical orchestrations 120838 8000002
Walter Scott Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Eli Benneche Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Lyle Wheeler Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Mark-Lee Kirk Art Director art direction 183 9000004
Charles LeMaire Costume Designer costume design 169 13000001
Adele Palmer Costume Designer costume design 169 13000002
Helen Turpin Hair hairstyles 120794 13000003
Ben Nye Makeup n/a 353 13000004
Eugene Grossman Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Harry Leonard Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Synopsis
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.