PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Interviews with Orson Welles in his later years noted that the footage cut out of his original version was around 20 minutes of humorous scenes involving the Grandi family, adding a light-hearted approach to the picture. However, despite the numerous changes, ... ...
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As the night-man leads Vargas to cabin seven, Vargas jumps from his right side to his left at a cut.
Opening statement (restored version): In 1957, Orson Welles completed principal photography on TOUCH OF EVIL and edited the first cut. Upon screening the film, the Studio felt it could be improved, shot additional scenes and re-edited it. Welles viewed this new version and within hours wrote a passionate 58-page memo requesting editorial changes. This version represents an attempt to honor those requests and make TOUCH OF EVIL the film Orson Welles envisioned it to be. "... I close this memo with a very earnest plea that you consent to this brief visual pattern to which I gave so many long hard days of work." -- Orson Welles
$70,725 (USA) (13 September 1998)
$2,237,659 (USA) (3 January 1999)
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