A few days ago I watched Compulsion again, the fictionalized story of Leopold and Loeb. And I wondered (again) why so much fuss has been made over this movie. Subject matter, maybe, but it's not really a very good movie. It picks up some when Orson Welles appears on the scene, but that's not until the second half of the film. I would love to have seen Roddy MacDowall playing Artie (he created the role on Broadway), but for some reason he wasn't cast in the movie while his co-star (Dean Stockwell) was. Stockwell has said the movie is a watered-down version of the play. I've never met anyone who actually saw the play.