Director: Richard Fleischer
Year Released: 1959
Two law students, Judd (Dean Stockwell) and Artie (Bradford Dillman), who think they're far superior to everyone else, believe they can get away with murdering a boy and not getting caught, but they do because they're really bad criminals - later, their rich parents get famed attorney Jonathan Wilk (Orson Welles) to save them from execution. It's based on the infamous Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb case, but it lacks any real tension until Welles pops up, playing his version of Clarence Darrow, double-dog daring the Judge to hang them (and giving a long speech about justice). Before that, it spends most of its time strongly hinting that both Judd and Artie are closeted homosexuals - the words "sick," "degenerate," "cupcake" get thrown around a lot, Artie plays with a teddy bear and prissy Judd gets violent with his "girlfriend" (the android-like Diane Varsi).