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Touch of Evil

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Touch of Evil
Touch of Evil
Image courtesy of Universal Pictures
Touch of Evil
Touch of Evil
Image courtesy of Universal Pictures
Touch of Evil
Touch of Evil
Image courtesy of Universal Pictures
Touch of Evil (1958) Trailer
Touch of Evil
Touch of Evil
Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

(Orson Welles, 1958)

Thu, July 16, 2015 9 PM

Consistently ranked among the best films of all time, Orson Welles’s final Hollywood hurrah is a sleazy and entertaining film-noir portrait of corruption and morally questionable obsessions. Presented here in a meticulous, posthumous reconstruction of Welles’s “director’s cut,” the film features Welles as a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot. The film boasts one of the most famous opening shots in cinema history, eminently quotable dialogue, a magnificent Henry Mancini score, and an unforgettable all-star cast including Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Akim Tamiroff, and Dennis Weaver. (112 mins., 35mm)

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