Touch of Evil

(1958)

Overview

When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies, are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie, in jeopardy.

  1. Orson Welles

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Whit Masterson

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Charlton Heston

    Charlton Heston

    Ramon Miguel Vargas

  2. Janet Leigh

    Janet Leigh

    Susan 'Susie' Vargas

  3. Orson Welles

    Orson Welles

    Police Captain Hank Quinlan

  4. Joseph Calleia

    Joseph Calleia

    Police Sergeant Pete Menzies

  5. Akim Tamiroff

    Akim Tamiroff

    'Uncle' Joe Grandi

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Touch of Evil
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Status Released

Release Information

  • April 23, 1958
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget $829,000.00

Revenue $2,247,465.00

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