Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

A FILM BY: Orson Welles
WRITTEN BY: Orson Welles (screenplay), Whit Masterson (novel)
STARRING: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh

35mm Murch Restoration Version

Mexican cop Mike Vargas (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). Can Vargas unveil decades of corruption and protect his bride from a marauding gang? Welles' return to Hollywood from European exile is the stuff of legend—a crime drama so extraordinarily stylish it looms symbolically as the end of the classic noir era. Time and changing tastes have led some critics to laud it as the equal of Welles' earlier masterworks. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1958
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 111 mins
Format: 35mm