Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil (1958)

The strangest vengeance ever planned!

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
  • Release Date: 1958-04-23
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 675 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal International Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies, are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie, in jeopardy.

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  • Charlton Heston

    as Ramon Miguel Vargas
  • Janet Leigh

    as Susan 'Susie' Vargas
  • Orson Welles

    as Police Captain Hank Quinlan
  • Joseph Calleia

    as Police Sergeant Pete Menzies
  • Marlene Dietrich

    as Tanya
  • Akim Tamiroff

    as 'Uncle' Joe Grandi
  • Joanna Moore

    as Marcia Linnekar
  • Ray Collins

    as District Attorney Adair
  • Dennis Weaver

    as Mirador Motel Night Manager
  • Valentin de Vargas

    as Pancho
  • Mort Mills

    as Al Schwartz - District Attorney's Assistant
  • Victor Millan

    as Manelo Sanchez
  • Lalo Rios

    as Risto - Grandi's Nephew
  • Michael Sargent

    as Pretty Boy
  • Joi Lansing

    as Zita
  • Harry Shannon

    as Chief Gould
  • Zsa Zsa Gábor

    as Strip-Club Owner
  • Joseph Cotten

    as Coroner
  • Billy House

    as Construction Site Foreman
  • Mercedes McCambridge

    as Gang Leader
  • Dan White

    as Customs Officer
  • Keenan Wynn

    as Marcia Linnekar's Attorney
  • Phil Harvey

    as Blaine
  • John Dierkes

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Arlene McQuade

    as Ginnie (uncredited)
  • Ken Miller

    as Gang Member (uncredited)
  • Wayne Taylor

    as Gang Member (uncredited)
  • Gus Schilling

    as Eddie Farnham (uncredited)
  • William Tannen

    as Marcia Linnekar's Attorney (uncredited)
  • Rusty Wescoatt

    as Detective Casey (uncredited)
  • Eva Gabor

    as Stripper Sitting at Bar
Directing Orson Welles Director
Writing Whit Masterson Novel
Writing Orson Welles Screenplay
Production Albert Zugsmith Producer
Sound Henry Mancini Original Music Composer
Camera Russell Metty Director of Photography
Editing Aaron Stell Editor
Editing Virgil W. Vogel Editor
Art Robert Clatworthy Art Direction
Art Alexander Golitzen Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Bill Thomas Costume Design
Crew David Sharpe Stunts
Sound Leslie I. Carey Sound
Art John P. Austin Set Decoration
Camera Sherman Clark Still Photographer
Art Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration
Lighting Vic Jones Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Merle Reeves Hairstylist
Sound Joseph Gershenson Music Supervisor
Crew Franklin Coen Additional Writing
Crew Paul Monash Additional Writing
Editing Edward Curtiss Additional Editing
Costume & Make-Up Bud Westmore Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Vincent Romaine Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Maurice Seiderman Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Monty Westmore Makeup Artist
Directing Phil Bowles Assistant Director
Directing Harry Keller Assistant Director
Directing Terence Nelson Assistant Director
Editing Ernest J. Nims Assistant Editor
Crew Wayne Fitzgerald Title Graphics
Directing Betty A. Griffin Script Supervisor
Crew Robert Tafur Technical Supervisor
Camera James V. King Camera Operator
Sound Barney Kessel Additional Soundtrack
Costume & Make-Up Claire Cramer Wardrobe Designer
Costume & Make-Up Nevada Penn Wardrobe Master
Camera Roy Vaughn Assistant Camera