PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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... ...
Uh, you folks American citizens?
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.
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) (11 September 1998)
$2,237,659 (USA) (1 January 1999)
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