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
William C 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
Ben Kadish Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Meyer Levin Play as Source Material ("Compulsion") 120972 4000003
Richard D. Zanuck Producer n/a 3 3000002
Richard Murphy Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Meyer Levin Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000002
Walter M Scott Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Eli Benneche Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Ben Nye Makeup n/a 353 13000004
Eugene Grossman Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Harry M Leonard Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Helen Turpin Hair hairstyles 120794 13000003
Adele Palmer Costume Designer costume design 169 13000002
Lyle R Wheeler Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Mark-Lee Kirk Art Director art direction 183 9000004
Charles LeMaire Costume Designer costume design 169 13000001
Darryl F Zanuck Producer n/a 3 3000001
Richard Fleischer Director n/a 2 2000001
Richard Anderson Actor Max Steiner 1 1000007
Robert Simon Actor Lieutenant Johnson 1 1000008
Edward Binns Actor Tom Daly 1 1000009
Martin Milner Actor Sid Brooks 1 1000006
E.G. Marshall Actor Horn 1 1000005
Diane Varsi Actor Ruth Evans 1 1000002
Dean Stockwell Actor Judd Steiner 1 1000003
Bradford Dillman Actor Artie Straus 1 1000004
Robert Burton Actor Mr Straus 1 1000010
Wilton Graff Actor Mr Steiner 1 1000011
Harry Carter Actor Detective Davis 1 1000017
Simon Scott Actor Detective Brown 1 1000018
Voltaire Perkins Actor Judge 1 1000019
Gerry Lock Actor Emma 1 1000016
Russ Bender Actor Edgar Llewellyn 1 1000015
Louise Lorimer Actor Mrs Straus 1 1000012
Gavin MacLeod Actor Padua 1 1000013
Terry Becker Actor Benson 1 1000014
Orson Welles Actor Jonathan Wilk 1 1000001
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.