Touch of Evil (1958)

Orson Welles

Screenplay by Orson Welles; adapted from the novel Badge of Evil by Whit Masterson

Charlton Heston (Mike Vargas)
Janet Leigh (Susie Vargas)
Orson Welles (Hank Quinlan)
Joseph Calleia (Menzies)
Akim Tamiroff (Uncle Joe Grande)
Joanna Moore (Marcia Linnekar)
Ray Collins (Adair)
Dennis Weaver (Night Manager)
Valentin De Vargas ("Pancho")
Mort Mill (Schwartz)
Victor Millan (Sanchez)
Lalo Rios (Risto)
Michael Sargent (Pretty Boy)
Phil Harvey (Blaine)
Joi Lansing (Blond Woman)
Harry Shannon (Gould)
with guest stars Marlene Dietrich (Tanya) and
Zsa Zsa Gabor (Club Manager)

Susie and Mike begin their honeymoon.
Mike questions a member of the Vargas gang.
The bar where everyone knows your name. Uh-huh.
Quinlan on the move.
Quinlan on the move. Still.
The all-Quinlan section.
Susan in peril
Mike finds Susan
Mike vs. Quinlan
Close-up on Quinlan
Quinlan tries to kill Susie by boring her to death
Guest star Marlene Dietrich
Mike meets the crazy motel caretaker


NEW! Go behind the scenes with Charlton Heston as he talks about the making of Touch of Evil, in this excerpt from his autobiography.

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