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Compulsion (1959)

Compulsion
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Orson Welles Orson Welles
Jonathan Wilk
Diane Varsi Diane Varsi
Ruth Evans
Dean Stockwell Dean Stockwell
Judd Steiner
Bradford Dillman Bradford Dillman
Arthur A. Straus
E.G. Marshall E.G. Marshall
District Attorney Harold Horn
Martin Milner Martin Milner
Sid Brooks
Richard Anderson Richard Anderson
Max Steiner
Robert F. Simon Robert F. Simon
Police Lt. Johnson


Written by
Richard Murphy Richard Murphy
(screenplay)
Meyer Levin Meyer Levin


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Impulso criminal

10 years, 6 months ago at Apr 21 14:41
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La película se basa en el caso real de Nathan Leopold y Richard Loeb, dos universitarios procedentes de familias adineradas que secuestraron y mataron a un chaval de 14 años, en 1924. (Fleischer utiliza como base un best seller escrito sobre el citado caso, que ya había usado Hitchcock para ‘La soga’).

La película se divide en 2 partes. La primera nos muestra a los 2 jóven... read more
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Description: Chicago, 1924, Artie Strauss and Judd Steiner are friends and fellow law students who come from wealthy backgrounds. They have few true friends as they believe all their contemporaries to be intellectually inferior. Although Judd acts arrogantly towards others, his inherent weakness is understood and exploited by Artie, and indeed, Judd appears to relish his submissiveness to Artie. Part of their goal in life, influenced perhaps by their admiration for Nietzsche, is to experience how it feels to do anything one pleases. They thus plot to commit what they consider the perfect crime - a kidnapping and murder - not only in order to ... (more)
Release date: 1 April 1959
Tags: Drama (3), 1959 (3), Biography (2), Crime (2), Murder (2), Black & White (2), Thriller (2), Courtroom (2), History (2), # Eng (1), Based On True Story (1), Law (1), Courtroom Drama (1), Kidnapping (1), Chicago (1), 50's (1), 1950's (1)
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"Kaksi nuorta miestä murhaa hieman. Seuraa oikeudenkäynti, ja filmin pelastava osuus, eli aivan helvetin kiinnostunut Orson Welles puolustusasianajajana. Kuvaus on myös ihan tyylikästä.Orson oli tässä vielä suht.normaalin ihmisen kokoinen."


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" Where: At Home, Netflix Instant Thoughts: I was stuck in bed sick all day so it was easy to make a double feature. I thought Compulsion would be an interesting film to watch since, A) I just watched a film with Orson Welles made 10 years prior, and B) I've seen the movie Rope, another interpretation of this infamous true crime duo, at least ten times, so it would be cool to compare them. The first part of this movie was really great and I liked it for a lot of the same reasons I liked The T"


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