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179 Ratings


Directed by Richard Fleischer
United States, 1959
Crime, Drama


Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.

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Compulsion Directed by Richard Fleischer

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1959 | Winner: Best Actor

BAFTA Awards

1960 | Nominee: Best Film from any Source

Directors Guild of America

1960 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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