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Touch of Evil

9 Ratings: 4.3
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Director: Orson Welles
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Release Date: May 21, 1958
MPAA Rating: Unrated
4 reviews about Touch of Evil
review by . August 25, 2010
Welles's greatest suspense thriller
Orson Welles’ 1958 film-noir “Touch of Evil” is one of Welles’s greatest works. Besides directing, he wrote the screenplay and co-stared in this great suspense thriller.  This movie has a top notch cast, especially with Charlton Heston in an unusually “dark” role for his screen career.  I am impressed with how much Welles “stretched” Heston for this movie, it is a pleasure to see what a great director can get out of a great actor; too often …
Quick Tip by . November 16, 2010
The opening sequence alone makes this film worth viewing - even with Charlton Heston playing a Mexican!
Quick Tip by . August 29, 2010
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Orson Welles’ 1958 film-noir “Touch of Evil” is one of Welles’s greatest works. Besides directing, he wrote the screenplay and co-stared in this great suspense thriller.  This movie has a top notch cast, especially with Charlton Heston in an unusually “dark” role for his screen career.  I am impressed with how much Welles “stretched” Heston for this movie, it is a pleasure to see what a great director can get out of a great actor; too often …
review by . November 01, 2008
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Mexican narcotics officer Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston) and his bride (Janet Leigh) have just ended their honeymoon in a border town when they become involved in a murder investigation. Also on the case is a veteran American cop (Orson Wells) who has a habit of winning convictions by planting evidence.     How much you like this movie depends on how much you like the film noir genre. This is a typical hard-bitten crime story filmed mostly at night or in deep shadows in shabby …
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