Touch of Evil (1958)

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Directed By Orson Welles Orson Welles Starring Charlton Heston Charlton Heston  •  Janet Leigh Janet Leigh  •  Orson Welles Orson Welles  •  Marlene Dietrich Marlene Dietrich  •  Akim Tamiroff Akim Tamiroff Genres Crime  •  Film Noir  •  Mystery  •  Police Detective Film  •  Psychological Thriller  •  Thriller Studios &
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Release Info 1958-04-23T00:00:00Z April 23, 1958
B&W  •  95 minutes NR Rated NR
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Comments (6)


Caesar on 4/7/2013 Reply  · 

It's uncanny just how much Charlton Heston looks and sounds like a real Mexican. He's a chameleon, I tell you!

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egoistdeviant on 5/9/2015 Reply  · 

There's an Indiegogo campaign going on to finance completing Welles' final film, The Other Side of the Wind

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eaglesflyhigh on 6/4/2015 Reply  · 

Good Orson Welles movie but is slightly overrated. I can't get past how unrealistic Janet Leigh's character is when she seamlessly decides to go along with a random Mexican on the street that she has never met before, even after Heston warns her how this area is sketchy. Gets better as it goes on though.

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hambone88 on 8/25/2018 Reply  · 

There is some legendary cinematography in this movie. Masterclass directing, and a couple of great performances were also some highlights. The story was a little lacking though, and this movie seemed like it was about half an hour too long.

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Rick_34_Blaine on 9/8/2020 Reply  · 

Orson Welles' second most esteemed film. It may not have half the quality of Citizen Kane, but it is an excellent film.

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Crapbaskets123 on 9/11/2022 Reply  · 

I personally loved it. Great movie

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