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Compulsion

Compulsion
  • 1959
  • US
  • 99 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Richard Fleischer
  • Cast: Orson Welles, Diana Varsi, Dean Stockwell

Two wealthy law students go on trial for murder after attempting the perfect crime. Adaption of the Leopold and Lobe case.

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5 reasons to see films in the Richard Fleischer retrospective at EIFF 2013

4 Jun 2013

2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival screens film by undervalued American director

Not considered an auteur, like, say, Alfred Hitchcock, this great American director has been undervalued by critics and film historians. Like Robert Wise and John Huston, Fleischer was a versatile craftsman who was able to turn his eye to many kinds of…

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