Just a note on Jeff's notice that a new DVD of COMPULSION is coming out:
About 30 years ago, I happened, ironically, to become related to Film Editor John C. Howard, who is almost immortal for BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, but later in his tragically short career, did honors on the best of Mel Brooks' comedy masterpieces. As his cousin by marriage, we were invited down for a couple of occasions in LA, and we quite hit it off.
Howard, though he was never officially credited with working on Richard Fleischer's films, so far as I know, was his a friend, considered him and his father (Max) mentors, did some work for him.
He told me that Fleischer was humiliated by Welles, who more or less, took COMPULSION away from him, re-wrote his dialogue, set the camera, and insisted on doing his scenes his way. Once he had looked at the rushes, Welles left and refused to return for re-takes. [I see on the IMDb a report that Welles' salary was garnisheed by the LA Sheriff, which may have been a motivation.]
The result was that Fleischer was nominated multi-times as Best Director, and Welles and other principals won acting awards at Cannes.
John C. Howard, a bear of a man, who wanted to be a pro-football player but strained his heart, took his friend's side, as I was pleased to see he did.
But I don't think we were ever so close again after I defended Welles' accomplishment.