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Filmstill from TOUCH OF EVIL: A man with a top hat, a cigar in his mouth and a suit stands next to a seated woman who is also smoking. In the background, patterned wallpaper, curtains and a steelyard.

Fri 12.07.

  • Director

    Orson Welles

  • USA / 1958
    96 min. / 35 mm / Original version with German subtitles

  • with

    Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

Young narcotics officer Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston) and his wife Susan (Janet Leigh) had actually planned to spend their honeymoon in a small Mexican town. But when a car bomb explodes on the US side of the border, the ambitious Vargas becomes involved in the investigation. And thus, he encounters the corrupt, unscrupulous police chief Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles), who has his very own ideas about law and order. TOUCH OF EVIL is a complex, intriguing thriller that draws on the traditions of film noir in order to simultaneously dismantle them and reduce them to absurdity. (bik)

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  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media