January 10, 2012
Universal Home Video
- Runtime: 111 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
Orson Welles' gripping study of corruption and morality, set in a small town just across the Mexican-American border.
A powerful police captain, who has framed a young Mexican for the bombing murder of a prominent American businessman, finds his authority challenged by an upright Mexican narcotics detective. But the detective learns that some things are not as obvious as they appear at first viewing.
A murder ensnares a narcotics agent, his wife, a seedy manipulator and a web of elusive figures in this powerful story of a corrupt police official in a squalid town on the Mexican border. Dark chocolate film noir.
The original release version of "Touch of Evil" ran 95 minutes.
Editor Edward Curtiss was uncredited.