Touch of Evil Movie Review 1958

Information and Film Reviews for Touch of Evil the Movie

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Stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in Mexican border town. Welles portrays a police chief who invents evidence to convict the guilty. Filled with innovative photography reminiscent of "Citizen Kane," as filmed by Russell Metty. In 1998, Walter Murch restored the film working from Welles's notes, re-editing the work to what Welles had originally envisioned before studio intervention; this version is 101 minutes and is unrated.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 108 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Rogue Cops, Film Noir, Mexico, Cops, 4 Bones
Orson Welles
Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Marlene Dietrich, Valentin de Vargas, Dennis Weaver, Joanna Moore, Mort Mills, Victor Millan, Ray Collins
Russell Metty
Orson Welles
Henry Mancini
Joi Lansing, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Mercedes McCambridge, Joseph Cotten, Virgil W. Vogel, Aaron Stell, Alexander Golitzen, Robert Clatworthy, Bill Thomas
Albert Zugsmith, Universal Pictures


Natl. Film Reg. 1993.

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