Touch of Evil (1958)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir


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A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.


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  • Orson Welles and Russell Metty in Touch of Evil (1958)
  • Marlene Dietrich in Touch of Evil (1958)
  • Charlton Heston and Orson Welles in Touch of Evil (1958)
  • Charlton Heston in Touch of Evil (1958)
  • Janet Leigh in Touch of Evil (1958)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Among the significant ways in which Orson Welles departed from the novel and the screenplay were to change the character of Mike Vargas from a white district attorney to a Mexican narcotics agent; to change the nationality of Susan from Mexican to American; and... ...


Quotes

Border Cop: Uh, you folks American citizens?


Goofs

During the struggle between Quinlan and Grandi Grandi reaches for a revolver under the bed. The first cutaway's gun is black and smaller than the second cutaway where the revolver appears larger and silver.


Crazy Credits

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

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

February 1958

Language

English, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$829,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$70,725 (USA) (11 September 1998)

Gross:

$2,237,659 (USA) (1 January 1999)

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