Touch of Evil

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Movie Info & Cast


A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.


  • Charlton Heston
  • Janet Leigh
  • Orson Welles
  • Joseph Calleia
  • Akim Tamiroff
  • Joanna Moore
  • Ray Collins
  • Dennis Weaver
  • Valentin de Vargas
  • Mort Mills

Did You Know?


  • Janet Leigh broke her left arm before filming commenced, but appeared nonetheless. The arm was in a cast, hidden from the camera, for many scenes. In the more revealing motel scenes, the cast was removed for filming, and re-applied afterwards.
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  • The car that blows up four minutes into the film has the Texas plate AG 3724. 32 minutes into the film police car number 10 also has the Texas plate AG 3724.
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    • Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas: This could be very bad for us.
    • Susan: For us?
    • Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas: For Mexico, I mean.
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The film has always been a favorite of those who enjoy visual and dramatic flamboyance.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Still seems close to the pinnacle of film noir. [Director's Cut]

Metacritic review by Michael Wilmington
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune