Bonus Episode: Compulsion
On October 24th, 1957; Compulsion opened at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. Several weeks before, Roddy McDowall and Dean Stockwell; who had just been offered the roles of Artie Strauss and Judd Steiner, met one another for the very first time. During their long runs on the production, the two developed a strong friendship which lasted until Roddy’s death in 1998. Dean Stockwell is now 82 years old, retired, and living in New Zealand with his daughter Sophia. This bonus episode from “The Dean’s List Podcast” dedicated to Dean Stockwell; discusses first the film version of Compulsion, and then the Broadway play. I hope you enjoy this fun history on an iconic production.