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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Trivia

Orson Welles wanted the credits to appear at the end of the film so as not to distract the audience from the long (and famous) initial tracking shot. He finally got his wish with the 1998 alternate version, dubbed "the directors's cut". However, as initially ... ...


Quotes

Customs Officer: Uh, you folks American citizens?


Goofs

When Susan Vargas (Janet Leigh) came into her Mirador Motel's room for the first time the shadow of a boom mic is reflected in the ceiling.


Crazy Credits

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

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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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