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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Oscar winner Mercedes McCambridge only appears in the film because she was having lunch with Orson Welles during filming and Welles convinced her to film a scene. He had her wear a leather jacket, cut her hair himself and had her character say the sinister line, "I wanna watch."


Quotes

Border Cop: Uh, you folks American citizens?


Goofs

In every scene in which a player piano is operating, the action of piano keys never matches the music that is heard.


Crazy Credits

In the 111-minute restored version, there are no credits at all until the end of the film.

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) (13 September 1998)

Gross:

$2,237,659 (USA) (3 January 1999)

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