PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Janet Leigh claimed to be absolutely terrified when she shot the scene where she is menaced in her motel room.
Uh, you folks American citizens?
At the beginning of the famous tracking shot, the person planting the bomb manages to open the trunk of the car without having (or using) a key,
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) (13 September 1998)
$2,237,659 (USA) (3 January 1999)
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