Sometimes Murder Is Just A Way To Pass The Time.
In this riveting true story about the notorious 1924 Leopold/Loeb murder case, Orson Wells stars as the brilliant Clarence Darrow whose history-making defense against capitol punishment saved two Chicago teenagers from a death sentence.
Though names have changed, this factual, fascinating character study based on news reporter Meyer Levin's bestseller focuses on the two boys - one bossy and intimidating (Bradford Dillman), the other sensitive and introverted (Dean Stockwell) - who thought their superior intellect would enable them to pull off "the perfect crime." E.G. Marshall, Martin Milner and Diane Varsi co-star in this "tense, intelligent" (Time) re-enactment of what was seen as the crime of the century.