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Charlton Heston is comforted by Janet Leigh.
Charlton Heston is comforted by Janet Leigh.

Thumbnail for Touch of Evil (1958) Touch of Evil (1958)

Basics Critics:98Viewers:71Rusty:78
Category: Crime, Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: Psychological thrillerSub-Category: Thriller, Crime Fiction, Mystery, Psychological thriller, Mystery, Film noirNarrative location: Mexico, United States of AmericaRuntime: 95 - 112 minutesLanguage: Spanish, EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: CaliforniaDirector: Orson WellesScreenwriter: Orson Welles, Paul Monash, Whit MastersonMusic: Henry ManciniCinematography: Russell MettyStars: Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Joseph Calleia, Dennis Weaver, Zsa Zsa Gábor, Akim Tamiroff, Ray Collins, Mort Mills Producer: Albert Zugsmith, Rick SchmidlinStudio: Universal StudiosAwards won: National Film RegistryAward details: (details at IMDb)

Touch of Evil is a 1958 American crime thriller film, written, directed by, and co-starring Orson Welles. The screenplay was loosely based on the novel Badge of Evil by Whit Masterson. Along with Welles, the cast includes Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, and Marlene Dietrich. Touch of Evil is one of the last examples of film noir in the genre's classic era.

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