Saturday, January 20, 2018

Bradford Dillman, 1930-2018

Bradford Dillman (center) with Dean Stockwell (l.) and Orson Welles (r.) in Compulsion (1959)

Bradford Dillman, an actor who started his career in the 1950s and made several interesting movies, died on Tuesday at the age of 87, although his death wasn't announced until yesterday as far as I can tell.

There's the early Compulsion, based loosely on the Leopold and Loeb case, with Dillman and Dean Stockwell as the two killers and Orson Welles as their attorney. A year later came Circle of Deception. Apparently Dillman met his first wife, actress Suzy Parker, while making this one. Then came Francis of Assisi, although that's not one of my favorites.

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