Truman Capote’s sensational novel about a real quadruple murder case, the 1959 slaughter of the innocent Herbert Clutter family, became this equally sensational movie from writer-director Richard Brooks. Brooks sought to be as faithful as possible to Capote’s novel and to the original case. He shot part of the film in the actual Clutter house where the murders took place and in the same courtroom where the case was tried, even casting some of the jurors who tried the original case. Robert Blake and Scott Wilson give stirring performances as the killers. The result is one of the most gripping crime dramas of all time.