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Schlachet, Daniel, actor; Chester, Craig, actor; Kalin, Tom, director; Vawter, Ron, actor

Leopold and Loeb, two homosexual lovers who murdered a 14 year old boy in 1924, are the subject of Tom Kalin's atmospheric black-and-white study of the relationship between the two killers, their crime and subsequent trial. The case served as the inspiration for two other films, Hitchcock's 'Rope' (1948) and Richard Fleischer's 'Compulsion' (1959)

DVD. English. Crime films.
Published Palisades Tartan 2009

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Statement of responsibility: director, Tom Kalin
EAN: 5037899022009
BBFC classification: 18
Note: Extras to be confirmed, Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Languages (English).
Note: Made in 1992.
Note: Based on a true story.
Note: DVDN.
Performers: Cast: Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester, Ron Vawter, Michael Kirby, Michael Stumm, Valda Z Drabla, Robert Read.
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : b&w.
System: DVD.
Other Number: 5037899022009
Publisher Number: TVD4001
Subject: Murder United States.; Homosexuality United States.; Loeb, Richard A., 1905-1936.; Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal, 1904-1971.