Film of the Day: TOUCH OF EVIL (1958)

MURDER! DRUGS! RACISM! CORRUPTION!

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*ANOTHER WELLES MASTERPIECE AND ONE OF THE FINEST – AND LAST – OF THE CLASSIC FILM NOIRS*

Starring, and directed by, Orson Welles. Also starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Marlene Dietrich. Keep an eye out for Joseph Cotten’s cameo…

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“ORSON, YOU LOOK WONDERFUL!”

– An earnest exclamation made by a well-known Hollywood actress at a party Welles attended during the making of Touch of Evil. The actress was unaware that Welles was actually still in make-up, including large amounts of padding and prosthetics.

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Vargas: Captain, you won’t have any trouble with me.

Quinlan: You bet your sweet life I won’t.

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Susan: I could love being corny, if my husband would only cooperate.

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Sanchez: What are you trying to do?

Quinlan: We’re trying to strap you to the electric chair, boy.

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**MARLENE – SOME KIND OF A WOMAN**

by Dixie Turner

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