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

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Trivia

At first all was well on the set. Knowing there were studio spies on the set, Orson Welles planned his first day of shooting to start with two uncomplicated close-ups. He started work at 9 a.m. and had the first shot finished by 9:15. Then he got the second ... ...


Quotes

Border Cop: Uh, you folks American citizens?


Goofs

The car that blows up four minutes into the film has the Texas plate AG 3724. 32 minutes into the film police car number 10 also has the Texas plate AG 3724.


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

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Genres

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller

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