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Touch of Evil

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Original title
Touch of Evil
Year
Running time
108 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Orson Welles (Novel: Whit Masterson)
Music
Henry Mancini
Cinematography
Russell Metty (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Universal Pictures
Genre
Film noir. Mystery | Crime. Cop Movies. Abduction / Disappearance
Synopsis / Plot
An unseen man sets the timer on an explosive device. The clock starts ticking down as soon as he stashes it in the boot of a fancy-looking car. Immediately afterwards, a well-heeled businessman motors off with his cheap-looking girlfriend. Through the tawdry streets they roll, until they pass by Mexican lawman Ramon "Mike" Vargas (Charlton Heston) and his new wife Susan (Janet Leigh). As the newly-weds cross over the border, into the US, they catch up and overtake the automobile. Just a few steps more and the car explodes in a ball of flame, casting harsh shadows. Unfortunately this is an international incident since the bomb was set in Mexico and detonated in America.
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