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Touch of Evil
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Directed By
Orson Welles

Written By:
Orson Welles

Cast:
Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Marlene Dietrich, Valentin de Vargas, Dennis Weaver, Joanna Moore, Victor Millan, Ray Collins, Mort Mills, Mort Mills

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Touch of Evil (1958)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
June 15th, 2007

My crazy cuz

I had no intention of watching this movie. I actually tuned into a Chinese movie of the same name, but the station screwed up and put this one on instead. I am actually glad they did as it is an outstanding example of a B movie.

It had everything you would look for in a B classic: Charleton Heston playing the part of a Mexican cop. How truly unbelievable! He did it the year before Ben Hur. He was actually in five films that year. He really cranked them out.

The film was written and directed by the great Orsen Welles, who also played the bad police captain. He did it all: framing suspects, slandering with talk of drug use to get Heston off his back, setting up Heston't wife (Janet Leigh) for murder, and even killing his best friend (Joseph Calleia), who loved him as Marlene Dietrich told us.

A superb classic that really had it all, even Zsa Zsa Gabor and Ray Collins, who I remember from Perry Mason as Lt. Trask, and, a special bonus, my cousin, Dennis Weaver in a really odd role as the hotel night clerk.

This was a classic in every sense of the word.

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