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May 18, 2006

Touch of Evil - 6

The DVD version I viewed was trying to stick to the original cut that Orson Welles wrote about in a memo to the studio when it tried to change it. My guess is they didn't want the film to seem to dark, yeah it's dark. The story takes place on the Mexico-US border as Mexican narcotics Officer Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston) and US police captain Hank Quinlan (played by a 300 pound Orson Welles, he is unrecognizable compared with his other films Citizen Kane and The Third Man) play a game of wits investigating the bombing of a US developer and his mistress. The plot twist many times as you come to realize the film is more about the hunters than the hunted. A well made film noir thriller.

1 comment:

Jason said...

Once called "the best B-movie of all time."