Item Details

Compulsion [videorecording]

20th Century Fox ; Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, Inc. presents a Cinemascope Picture ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck ; screenplay by Richard Murphy ; directed by Richard Fleischer
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Chicago, 1924. Two young men, one bossy and intimidating, the other sensitive and introverted, thought their superior intellect would enable them to pull off "The perfect crime." The result is a sensational case with defense attorney Jonathan Wilk putting capital punishment itself on trial.
Director
Richard Fleischer
Performers
Orson Welles, Diane Varsi, Dean Stockwell, Bradford Dillman, E.G. Marshall, Martin Milner.
Release Date
1959
Run Time
103 min.
Language
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Rating
Not rated
Notes
  • Based on the novel by Meyer Levin.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1959.
  • Includes theatrical trailer.
Edition
Widescreen ed
Credits
Director of photography, William C. Mellor ; editor, William Reynolds ; music, Lionel Newman.
Published
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]
Publisher no.
2233851 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Related Resources
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Description
1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 4.0 surround, Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital stereo., dual-layer, NTSC.
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