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[[Performer~P96626~Tom Kalin~tomkalin]] directed this cool and aloof black-and-white study of the infamous Leopold and Loeb case, a case told before in two previous films -- [[Feature~V42101~Rope~rope]] and [[Feature~V74927~Compulsion~compulsion]]. In 1924, in Chicago, Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, two 18-year-olds, kidnapped and murdered the 13-year-old Bobby Franks, immediately killing him and then stuffing his naked body up a culvert. The motive for the crime was simply that they wanted to...more

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