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Touch of Evil

1958 | 1h 35m | Thriller, Classic

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A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town

On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born policeman Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a bomb explosion. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. With its story of murder, marijuana and police corruption, Touch of Evil is considered among the last of the 1940s/50s cycle of crime thrillers known as film noir. Welles’ vivid turn as corpulent bent cop Quinlan provided one of the genre’s most memorable ...

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Orson Welles


Charlton Heston Janet Leigh Orson Welles Akim Tamiroff Joseph Calleia Dennis Weaver Joanna Moore Valentin de Vargas Ray Collins Mort Mills

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26 May 1958
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