Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 147: Sun May 29

Compulsion (Fleischer, 1959): Cinema Museum, 6pm

This 35mm screening is from the Vito Project LGBTQ+ Film Club.

Fictionalized version of the Leopold-Loeb case, with Orson Welles arriving late as the Clarence Darrow figure, his summing up for the defense of thrill-killers Dean Stockwell and Bradford Dillman an electrifying tour-de-force. The collective Cannes Best Actor Award to Stockwell, Dillman, and Welles.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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