12 certificateTouch of Evil is a Film programme that first aired in 1958 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Touch of Evil is a 5 star programme

Image for the Film programme "Touch of Evil"

You may also like



Touch of Evil (1958)

Directed by
Orson Welles

Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston) is the chief narcotics officer in Mexico. While on a quick honeymoon with his new wife, Susan (Janet Leigh), in an American border town.

The honeymoon has to be brief because he is due to testify against the prime Mexican drug-lord, "Uncle Joe" Grandi (Akim Tamiroff). The trouble is Grandi's brother and sons are tracking Mike and his wife in a desperate attempt to scare his wife and thus backing him away from the case.

However when a bomb in a car kills a very wealthy American developer, Mike gets heavily involved in the investigation and thus putting his wife further into harm's way.

Soon Mike catches the 'respected' local cop, Captain Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles), planting evidence on the property of a Mexican national who has been brougtht out as a suspect in the bombing.

It isn't long before Quinlan joins forces with the Grandi family to attack Mike's good character.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 110 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1958

5/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Black and White


Image for Charlton HestonCharlton Heston...Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas
Image for Janet LeighJanet Leigh...Susan 'Susie' Vargas
Image for Orson WellesOrson Welles...Police Captain Hank Quinlan
Joseph Calleia...Police Sgt. Pete Menzies
Akim Tamiroff...'Uncle' Joe Grandi
Joanna Cook Moore...Marcia Linnekar
Ray Collins...District Attorney Adair
Dennis Weaver...Mirador Motel night manager
Valentin de Vargas...Pancho Grandi hood
Mort Mills...Al Schwartz district attorney's assistant
Victor Millan...Manelo Sanchez
Lalo Rios...Risto Grandi's nephew throwing acid
Michael Sargent...Pretty Boy
Phil Harvey...Blaine
Joi Lansing...Zita