Touch of Evil (1958)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir


Touch of Evil (1958) Poster

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


8.1/10
77,867

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

See all photos

Did You Know?

Trivia

Scenes that the studio ordered to be retaken were not filmed by Orson Welles, but by Harry Keller. Charlton Heston at first refused to be filmed by anyone other than Welles and caused a delay of one day. He later reimbursed the studio $8,000 for the delay.


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

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)

More Like This

  • The Third Man

    The Third Man

  • The Maltese Falcon

    The Maltese Falcon

  • Double Indemnity

    Double Indemnity

  • Strangers on a Train

    Strangers on a Train

  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

  • The 400 Blows

    The 400 Blows

  • The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep

  • The Wages of Fear

    The Wages of Fear

  • On the Waterfront

    On the Waterfront

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com

Featured on IMDb

Dive deep into IMDb Picks, Amazon Originals, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet