Touch of Evil

Directed by Orson Welles

Year: 1958
Running Time: 96
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Touch of Evil

Cast
Charlton Heston
Janet Leigh
Orson Welles
Marlene Dietrich
Akim Tamiroff
Joseph Calleia
Dennis Weaver
Joanna Moore
Ray Collins
Joi Lansing

Crew
Directed by Orson Welles


Directed by Hollywood legend Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, The Stranger, The Lady from Shanghai), Touch of Evil is a film noir masterpiece whose Hollywood backstory is as unforgettable as the movie itself. Starring Charlton Heston (The Big Country, Ben-Hur), Janet Leigh (The Manchurian Candidate, Psycho) and Welles himself, this dark portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot. With its iconic ticking-bomb opening shot, shadowy cinematography by Russell Metty (Spartacus), evocative score by Henry Mancini (Arabesque) and memorable supporting turns by Akim Tamiroff (The General Died at Dawn) and Marlene Dietrich (Desire), Touch of Evil is a stylistic triumph that stands the test of time. This 3-disc special edition features 4K restorations of three versions of the film: the Theatrical version, the Preview version and the Reconstructed version based on Orson Welles’ original vision.

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