Touch of Evil
After years of European exile, director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood to helm this sinister, stylish crime drama.
Original theatrical version! Welles’s legendary opening crane shot sets the stage for the action to follow: Mexican cop Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston) and his American wife Susan (Janet Leigh) encounter more than they bargained for when they drive into the California border town of Los Robles—extortion, kidnapping, and murder are par for the course in the dusty fiefdom of veteran sheriff Hank Quinlan (Welles). Can Vargas unveil decades of corruption and protect his bride from a marauding gang?