Touch of Evil

USA | 1958 | 95 minutes | Orson Welles

February 20, 2019

A Mexican cop and his American wife encounter corruption, marauding gangs, and murder in a California border town.

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Mexican cop Mike (Charlton Heston) and his American wife Susan (Janet Leigh) encounter more than they bargained for when they drive into the California border town of Los Robles-extortion, kidnapping, and murder are par for the course in the dusty fiefdom of veteran sheriff Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles). Welles' crime drama is so extraordinarily stylish it looms symbolically as the end of the classic noir era.

  • Director: Orson Welles
  • Principal Cast: Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1958
  • Running Time: 95 minutes
  • Screenplay: Orson Welles
  • Language: English