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Touch of Evil

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Touch of Evil
Everett Collection

Touch of Evil

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
96 minutes
performer:
Marlene Dietrich, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles
director:
Orson Welles
author:
Orson Welles
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A

With due respect to that fun little potboiler Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil might be Orson Welles’ most relentlessly entertaining directorial effort, combining everything you love about Shakespearean power plays and ’50s-era B movies. This anniversary set is a film buff?s dream, with three historical edits — the original, the longer 1976 cut, and a ’98 reconstruction — plus expert commentaries and Welles’ famously aggrieved 58-page studio memo. Even the most bowdlerized version is a masterpiece. A

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