Read time: 0 minutes

C&L's Sat Nite Chiller Theater: Compulsion (1959)

Have you seen this Orson Welles movie?

Richard Fleischer directed Orson Welles in this classic thriller based loosely on the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder case.

At the time, Welles's own thriller -- "Touch of Evil" -- was being praised in Europe but largely ignored in his own country, and he was more than a little pissed that he was not tapped to direct Compulsion himself. This made the set of Compulsion a rather volatile place to work, but in front of the camera Welles was a pro, turning in a standout performance as the defense attorney, Jonathan Wilk.

Enjoy!

Have you subscribed yet?

Banish those ads for good with a subscription to the site. For $1 for the first month and $4.99 after that, we'll pull all the ads off (except those from 3rd party apps) so you can enjoy the site without all the annoying popups and autoplay ads.

If you've already subscribed, consider a one-time or donation of whatever amount you can spare. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.