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Welles on Film

Touch of Evil in 35mm

Sponsored by:
Sushi Hana
This September, hot on the heels of our August 31 screening of Citizen Kane, the Roxy is proud to present Welles on Film, four more extraordinary films by the American master Orson Welles, all presented in 35mm. 

Mexican Narcotics officer Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas (Charlton Heston) has to interrupt his honeymoon on the Mexican-US border when an American building contractor is killed after someone places a bomb in his car. He's killed on the US side of the border but it's clear that the bomb was planted on the Mexican side. As a result, Vargas delays his return to Mexico City where he has been mounting a case against the Grandi family crime and narcotics syndicate. Police Captain Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles) is in charge on the US side and he soon has a suspect, a Mexican named Manolo Sanchez. Vargas is soon onto Quinlan and his Sergeant, Pete Menzies, when he catches them planting evidence to convict Sanchez. With his new American wife, Susie, safely tucked away in a hotel on the US side of the border - or so he thinks - he starts to review Quinlan's earlier cases. While concentrating on the corrupt policeman however, the Grandis have their own plans for Vargas and his wife Susie.

Sponsored by Sushi Hana!
Cast: Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh
Director: Orson Welles
Written by: Orson Welles
Duration: 95 min
Released: 1958
Genre: Noir

Welles on Film

Touch of Evil in 35mm

Touch of Evil in 35mm