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Touch of Evil (1958)

PG-13
95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.
Writers
Orson Welles (screenplay) | Whit Masterson (based on the novel "Badge Of Evil" by)
Composer
Cinematographer
Editors
Walter Murch (1998 re-edit) | Aaron Stell | Virgil W. Vogel (as Virgil Vogel)
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Budget
$ 829,000
Opening Wknd
$ 70,725
Gross (USA)
$ 2,247,465
Gross (World)
$ 2,268,148
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Release date
Feb 1958 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Charlton Heston
Mike Vargas Mike Vargas   See fewer
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Janet Leigh
Susan Vargas Susan Vargas   See fewer
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Orson Welles
Police Captain Hank Quinlan Police Captain Hank Quinlan   See fewer
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Joseph Calleia
Police Sergeant Pete Menzies Police Sergeant Pete Menzies   See fewer
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Akim Tamiroff
'Uncle' Joe Grandi 'Uncle' Joe Grandi   See fewer
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Joanna Moore
Marcia Linnekar Marcia Linnekar   See fewer
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Ray Collins
District Attorney Adair District Attorney Adair   See fewer
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Dennis Weaver
Mirador Motel Night Manager Mirador Motel Night Manager   See fewer
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Valentin de Vargas
Pancho (as Valentin De Vargas) Pancho (as Valentin De Vargas)   See fewer
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Mort Mills
Al Schwartz Al Schwartz   See fewer
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Victor Millan
Manelo Sanchez Manelo Sanchez   See fewer
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Lalo Rios
Risto Risto   See fewer
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Michael Sargent
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Phil Harvey
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Harry Shannon
Chief Gould Chief Gould   See fewer
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Zsa Zsa Gabor
Strip-Club Owner Strip-Club Owner   See fewer
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Joe Basulto
Young Delinquent (uncredited) Young Delinquent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Yolanda Bojorquez
Bobbie (uncredited) Bobbie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Cotten
Coroner (uncredited) Coroner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Domenick Delgarde
Lackey (uncredited) Lackey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jackie (uncredited) Jackie (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Dierkes
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Eleanor Dorado
Lia (uncredited) Lia (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eva Gabor
Stripper Sitting at Bar (uncredited) Stripper Sitting at Bar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Green
Rudy Linnekar (uncredited) Rudy Linnekar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy House
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Mercedes McCambridge
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Arlene McQuade
Ginnie (uncredited) Ginnie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Miller
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William Tannen
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Wayne Taylor
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Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 90,062 votes