Touch of Evil

UK 12A Certificate
In cinemas
May 1, 1958
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September 25, 2023
1 Hour 51 Minutes
Drama, Thriller
From Eureka Entertainment
moderate violence, threat, drug references

Charlton Heston portrays Mike Vargas, the Mexican chief of narcotics who sets out to uncover the facts surrounding a car bomb that has killed a wealthy American businessman on the US side of the border. As Vargas investigates, his newly-wed wife Susie is kidnapped by a gang out to exact vengeance for the prosecution of the brother of their leader. Meanwhile, Vargas’ enquiries become progressively more obfuscated by the American cop Hank Quinlan, a besotted incarnation of corruption who alternately conspires with Susie’s captors and seeks solace in the brothel of the Gypsy madame who comforted him in bygone times.

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June 29, 2023

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