A Touch of Evil (1958) Film Review

A Touch of Evil
DIRECTOR Orson Welles
BOTTOM LINE: Yes, that is Mercedes McCambridge as the unnamed lesbian gang leader getting her kicks while watching Janet Leigh getting roughed up in her motel room in Orson Welles” masterwork “A Touch of Evil”.

Famous for its miraculous opening tracking shot at the US/Mexican border (lasting over three minutes) to Marlene Dietrich’s classic final line of dialogue this magnificent film noir is the third and final of Welles’s three masterpieces after “Citizen Kane” and “The Magnificent Ambersons“.

You’re a mess, honeyTanya (Marlene Dietrich)

He was some kind of man……What does it matter what you say about people?Tanya (Marlene Dietrich)

With Charleton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Celleia, Akin Tamiroff, Ray Collins, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Marlene Dietrich, and Dennis Weaver as the motel night manager. With an unbilled Joseph Cotton as a coroner.

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