91 %
96 % Certified Fresh
$ 2 Million

Touch of Evil is a 1958 English-language Crime Drama motion picture directed by Orson Welles and produced by Albert Zugsmith under the banner of Universal International. Mexican Narcotics officer Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas has to interrupt his honeymoon on the Mexican-US border when an American building contractor is killed after someone places a bomb in his car. He's killed on the US side of the border but it's clear that the bomb was planted on the Mexican side. As a result, Vargas delays his return to Mexico City where he has been mounting a case against the Grandi family crime and narcotics syndicate. Police Captain Hank Quinlan is in charge on the US side and he soon has a suspect, a Mexican named Manolo Sanchez. Vargas is soon onto Quinlan and his Sergeant, Pete Menzies, when he catches them planting evidence to convict Sanchez. With his new American wife, Susie, safely tucked away in a hotel on the US side of the border - or so he thinks - he starts to review Quinlan's earlier cases. While concentrating on the corrupt policeman however, the Grandis have their own plans for Vargas and they start with his wife Susie. Written by garykmcd. Touch of evil features Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Marlene Dietrich and Keenan Wynn. The screenplay is written by Orson Welles which is inspired from Badge of Evil by Whit Masterson. The music was composed by Henry Mancini. Cinematography was done by Russell Metty and editing by Virgil Vogel and Aaron Stell. The film has a running time of 111 minutes. It was released on 1st February 1958 and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released and became successful at box office. Touch of Evil was made on a budget of $0 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $2 million. Distribution rights for the motion picture were acquired by Universal International.

Release Date 23 APR 1958
Run Time 1 HOUR 35 MINUTES
Budget $ 0 MILLION

English, Spanish


Crime , Drama , Film-noir , Thriller

Cast & Crew

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