"Touch of Evil" quotes

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A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Orson Welles, Whit Masterson, Franklin Coen
Production: N/A
Year: 1958
MetaScore: 99/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: $2,247,465
Released: 09 May 1958
Awards: 7 wins & 1 nomination

106 Clips

I didn't know her - Touch of Evil 00:31
I didn't know her
I wouldn't say that - Touch of Evil 00:36
I wouldn't say that
I'm afraid this is finally something you can't talk your way out of - Touch of Evil 00:25
I'm afraid this is finally something you can't talk your way...
It looks real pretty on you Pete - Touch of Evil 00:57
It looks real pretty on you Pete
You're an honest cop - Touch of Evil 00:26
You're an honest cop
You got her undressed - Touch of Evil 01:05
You got her undressed
What seems to be the trouble - Touch of Evil 00:55
What seems to be the trouble
They got another thing comin' - Touch of Evil 00:55
They got another thing comin'
You've got your work really cut out for you - Touch of Evil 00:18
You've got your work really cut out for you
Where's your wife - Touch of Evil 00:15
Where's your wife
They are trying to get in there - Touch of Evil 01:10
They are trying to get in there
In this thing we're partners - Touch of Evil 00:26
In this thing we're partners
Where would you like me to take you - Touch of Evil 00:14
Where would you like me to take you
What do you want - Touch of Evil 00:19
What do you want
Why shouldn't it be Vargas' - Touch of Evil 00:29
Why shouldn't it be Vargas'
Where did you find this - Touch of Evil 00:22
Where did you find this
There's my coffee - Touch of Evil 00:22
There's my coffee
How do we begin - Touch of Evil 00:33
How do we begin
Here comes Hank at last - Touch of Evil 00:28
Here comes Hank at last
Why won't you help me make the bed - Touch of Evil 00:17
Why won't you help me make the bed
He's got a reputation - Touch of Evil 00:52
He's got a reputation
All's a lawyer cares about is the law - Touch of Evil 00:18
All's a lawyer cares about is the law
I don't think so - Touch of Evil 01:36
I don't think so
You say your wife was attacked - Touch of Evil 01:20
You say your wife was attacked
I don't know what Quinlan thinks she's got to do with it - Touch of Evil 00:32
I don't know what Quinlan thinks she's got to do with it
What do you know - Touch of Evil 00:21
What do you know
Why aren't you back in Mexico City - Touch of Evil 00:31
Why aren't you back in Mexico City
I'm talking about you - Touch of Evil 00:29
I'm talking about you
Who are you talking about - Touch of Evil 00:35
Who are you talking about
You silly little pig - Touch of Evil 00:51
You silly little pig
I got this ticking noise - Touch of Evil 00:28
I got this ticking noise
What make you so very sure it was dynamite - Touch of Evil 00:32
What make you so very sure it was dynamite
I'm saying more than that - Touch of Evil 00:11
I'm saying more than that
What are you trying to do - Touch of Evil 01:23
What are you trying to do
Quinlan doesn't have a monopoly on hunches - Touch of Evil 00:19
Quinlan doesn't have a monopoly on hunches
How could you arrest me here - Touch of Evil 00:27
How could you arrest me here
This is my country - Touch of Evil 00:22
This is my country
This could be very bad for us - Touch of Evil 00:16
This could be very bad for us
All these years you've been playing me for a sucker - Touch of Evil 00:23
All these years you've been playing me for a sucker
How many did you frame - Touch of Evil 00:20
How many did you frame
Who is the boss - Touch of Evil 00:19
Who is the boss
Our friend Vargas has some very special ideas about police procedures - Touch of Evil 01:44
Our friend Vargas has some very special ideas about police...
Go in with Vargas - Touch of Evil 00:24
Go in with Vargas
Can you identify the woman - Touch of Evil 00:30
Can you identify the woman
Rudy Linnekar had this town in his pocket - Touch of Evil 00:27
Rudy Linnekar had this town in his pocket
An old lady on Main Street last night picked up a shoe - Touch of Evil 00:34
An old lady on Main Street last night picked up a shoe
We're wasting our time here - Touch of Evil 00:21
We're wasting our time here
That was the last killer that ever got out of my hands - Touch of Evil 00:20
That was the last killer that ever got out of my hands
I don't speak Mexican - Touch of Evil 00:54
I don't speak Mexican
He was some kind of a man - Touch of Evil 00:21
He was some kind of a man
Fourteen hundred miles without a single machine gun in place - Touch of Evil 00:59
Fourteen hundred miles without a single machine gun in place
It STINKS in here - Touch of Evil 00:10
It STINKS in here
You won't have any trouble with me - Touch of Evil 00:24
You won't have any trouble with me
What did you do with her - Touch of Evil 00:08
What did you do with her
Where's my wife - Touch of Evil 00:18
Where's my wife
That's the second bullet I stopped for you - Touch of Evil 00:09
That's the second bullet I stopped for you
You're a killer - Touch of Evil 01:11
You're a killer
This isn't the real Mexico - Touch of Evil 00:41
This isn't the real Mexico
That wasn't no miss - Touch of Evil 00:27
That wasn't no miss
I'm Hank Quinlan - Touch of Evil 01:33
I'm Hank Quinlan
You've been cookin' at this hour - Touch of Evil 01:34
You've been cookin' at this hour
Isn't somebody gonna come and take him away - Touch of Evil 00:42
Isn't somebody gonna come and take him away
A policeman's job is only easy in a police state - Touch of Evil 00:20
A policeman's job is only easy in a police state
Read my future for me - Touch of Evil 00:27
Read my future for me
What do you mean - Touch of Evil 00:26
What do you mean
I've been looking for you in every bar in town - Touch of Evil 00:30
I've been looking for you in every bar in town
It's a dirty job - Touch of Evil 00:21
It's a dirty job
It was one of the Grandi kids - Touch of Evil 00:36
It was one of the Grandi kids
I'm very glad - Touch of Evil 00:27
I'm very glad
I'm no lawyer - Touch of Evil 00:20
I'm no lawyer
I think I ran onto something here - Touch of Evil 00:38
I think I ran onto something here
I must say - Touch of Evil 00:17
I must say
I guess that's my father - Touch of Evil 00:30
I guess that's my father
Take it easy - Touch of Evil 00:35
Take it easy
You know what the boys are trying to do - Touch of Evil 01:11
You know what the boys are trying to do
Hold her legs - Touch of Evil 00:10
Hold her legs
He's a drug addict - Touch of Evil 00:35
He's a drug addict
He wants to fight dirty - Touch of Evil 00:20
He wants to fight dirty
He says you don't understand what he wants - Touch of Evil 00:58
He says you don't understand what he wants
Haven't you - Touch of Evil 00:25
Haven't you
I told you - Touch of Evil 00:26
I told you
Have you anything definite on this boy Sanchez - Touch of Evil 00:23
Have you anything definite on this boy Sanchez
Hank Quinlan - Touch of Evil 00:26
Hank Quinlan
Good night - Touch of Evil 00:30
Good night
An hour ago - Touch of Evil 00:26
An hour ago
Does that explain that thing you're carrying around now - Touch of Evil 00:59
Does that explain that thing you're carrying around now
Understand - Touch of Evil 01:12
Understand
Be careful - Touch of Evil 00:39
Be careful
Did I ever tell you the smart way to kill - Touch of Evil 00:44
Did I ever tell you the smart way to kill
Can you tell me who's in charge here - Touch of Evil 00:22
Can you tell me who's in charge here
Aren't you - Touch of Evil 00:32
Aren't you
An open border - Touch of Evil 00:59
An open border
All you want to talk about is Vargas - Touch of Evil 00:14
All you want to talk about is Vargas
You just said it yourself - Touch of Evil 00:26
You just said it yourself
You folks American citizens - Touch of Evil 00:13
You folks American citizens
You don't leave fingerprints on a piece of string - Touch of Evil 00:17
You don't leave fingerprints on a piece of string
When this case is over - Touch of Evil 00:32
When this case is over
What would Hank Quinlan be doing here - Touch of Evil 00:40
What would Hank Quinlan be doing here
What have I got to lose - Touch of Evil 00:15
What have I got to lose
What a set up to work with - Touch of Evil 00:33
What a set up to work with
We're closed - Touch of Evil 01:41
We're closed
The news is bad - Touch of Evil 01:16
The news is bad
So it turns out Quinlan was right after all - Touch of Evil 00:16
So it turns out Quinlan was right after all
Shall we   drink to that - Touch of Evil 00:27
Shall we drink to that
My husband - Touch of Evil 00:55
My husband
Just because he speaks a little guilty - Touch of Evil 00:21
Just because he speaks a little guilty

Cast

Mike Vargas - Charlton Heston
Susan Vargas - Janet Leigh
Police Captain Hank Quinlan - Orson Welles
Police Sergeant Pete Menzies - Joseph Calleia
'Uncle' Joe Grandi - Akim Tamiroff
Marcia Linnekar - Joanna Moore
District Attorney Adair - Ray Collins
Mirador Motel Night Manager - Dennis Weaver
Al Schwartz - Mort Mills
Manelo Sanchez - Victor Millan
Risto - Lalo Rios
Pretty Boy - Michael Sargent
Blaine - Phil Harvey
Chief Gould - Harry Shannon
Strip-Club Owner - Zsa Zsa Gabor
Young Delinquent - Joe Basulto
Coroner - Joseph Cotten
Jackie - Jennie Dias
Policeman - John Dierkes
Stripper Sitting at Bar - Eva Gabor
Rudy Linnekar - Jeffrey Green
Construction Site Foreman - Billy House
Gang Leader - Mercedes McCambridge
Gang Member - Ken Miller
Man in Uniform Running Down Street - Ralph Moratz
Gang Member - Ramón Rodríguez
Eddie Farnham - Gus Schilling
Marcia Linnekar's Attorney - William Tannen
Gang Member - Wayne Taylor
Detective Casey - Rusty Wescoatt
Customs Officer - Dan White
Bartender - Keenan Wynn