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Mexican Narcotics officer Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas 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 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 they start with his wife Susie.

Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Orson Welles (screenplay), Whit Masterson (based on the novel "Badge Of Evil" by)
Production: N/A
Year: 1958
MetaScore: 99/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 09 May 1958
Awards: 7 wins & 1 nomination.


82 Clips & Quotes

What do you mean - Touch of Evil 00:24 What do you mean A policeman's job is only easy in a police state - Touch of Evil 00:17 A policeman's job is only easy in a police state Isn't somebody gonna come and take him away - Touch of Evil 01:11 Isn't somebody gonna come and take him away We're closed - Touch of Evil 01:41 We're closed That wasn't no miss - Touch of Evil 00:32 That wasn't no miss This isn't the real Mexico - Touch of Evil 00:40 This isn't the real Mexico You're a killer - Touch of Evil 01:19 You're a killer That's the second bullet I stopped for you - Touch of Evil 00:16 That's the second bullet I stopped for you You won't have any trouble with me - Touch of Evil 00:20 You won't have any trouble with me Where's my wife - Touch of Evil 00:21 Where's my wife An open border - Touch of Evil 00:59 An open border He was some kind of a man - Touch of Evil 00:21 He was some kind of a man I don't speak Mexican - Touch of Evil 00:52 I don't speak Mexican That was the last killer that ever got out of my hands - Touch of Evil 00:18 That was the last killer that ever got out of my hands I wouldn't say that - Touch of Evil 00:17 I wouldn't say that An hour ago - Touch of Evil 00:26 An hour ago My husband - Touch of Evil 00:55 My husband When this case is over - Touch of Evil 00:32 When this case is over Go in with Vargas - Touch of Evil 00:21 Go in with Vargas Our friend Vargas has some very special ideas about police procedures - Touch of Evil 01:40 Our friend Vargas has some very special ideas about police... Who is the boss - Touch of Evil 00:14 Who is the boss What would Hank Quinlan be doing here - Touch of Evil 00:40 What would Hank Quinlan be doing here Haven't you - Touch of Evil 00:25 Haven't you I told you - Touch of Evil 00:26 I told you All these years you've been playing me for a sucker - Touch of Evil 00:24 All these years you've been playing me for a sucker This could be very bad for us - Touch of Evil 00:15 This could be very bad for us This is my country - Touch of Evil 00:23 This is my country Quinlan doesn't have a monopoly on hunches - Touch of Evil 00:16 Quinlan doesn't have a monopoly on hunches So it turns out Quinlan was right after all - Touch of Evil 00:16 So it turns out Quinlan was right after all An old lady on Main Street last night picked up a shoe - Touch of Evil 00:31 An old lady on Main Street last night picked up a shoe What are you trying to do - Touch of Evil 01:17 What are you trying to do I'm saying more than that - Touch of Evil 00:18 I'm saying more than that You folks American citizens - Touch of Evil 00:13 You folks American citizens What make you so very sure it was dynamite - Touch of Evil 00:38 What make you so very sure it was dynamite Good night - Touch of Evil 00:30 Good night Can you tell me who's in charge here - Touch of Evil 00:22 Can you tell me who's in charge here He says you don't understand what he wants - Touch of Evil 00:58 He says you don't understand what he wants What have I got to lose - Touch of Evil 00:15 What have I got to lose You silly little pig - Touch of Evil 00:56 You silly little pig Why aren't you back in Mexico City - Touch of Evil 00:33 Why aren't you back in Mexico City What do you know - Touch of Evil 00:19 What do you know I don't know what Quinlan thinks she's got to do with it - Touch of Evil 00:31 I don't know what Quinlan thinks she's got to do with it It was one of the Grandi kids - Touch of Evil 00:36 It was one of the Grandi kids I don't think so - Touch of Evil 01:37 I don't think so I'm no lawyer - Touch of Evil 00:20 I'm no lawyer Aren't you - Touch of Evil 00:32 Aren't you It's a dirty job - Touch of Evil 00:21 It's a dirty job What a set up to work with - Touch of Evil 00:33 What a set up to work with I'm very glad - Touch of Evil 00:27 I'm very glad He's got a reputation - Touch of Evil 00:47 He's got a reputation Why won't you help me make the bed - Touch of Evil 00:14 Why won't you help me make the bed Have you anything definite on this boy Sanchez - Touch of Evil 00:23 Have you anything definite on this boy Sanchez I guess that's my father - Touch of Evil 00:30 I guess that's my father Here comes Hank at last - Touch of Evil 00:32 Here comes Hank at last How do we begin - Touch of Evil 00:30 How do we begin I think I ran onto something here - Touch of Evil 00:38 I think I ran onto something here Just because he speaks a little guilty - Touch of Evil 00:21 Just because he speaks a little guilty There's my coffee - Touch of Evil 00:19 There's my coffee The news is bad - Touch of Evil 01:16 The news is bad Where did you find this - Touch of Evil 00:18 Where did you find this You just said it yourself - Touch of Evil 00:26 You just said it yourself What do you want - Touch of Evil 00:17 What do you want Where would you like me to take you - Touch of Evil 00:14 Where would you like me to take you Take it easy - Touch of Evil 00:35 Take it easy Shall we   drink to that - Touch of Evil 00:27 Shall we drink to that You know what the boys are trying to do - Touch of Evil 01:11 You know what the boys are trying to do 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 I must say - Touch of Evil 00:17 I must say 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 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 He wants to fight dirty - Touch of Evil 00:20 He wants to fight dirty Where's your wife - Touch of Evil 00:11 Where's your wife He's a drug addict - Touch of Evil 00:35 He's a drug addict You've got your work really cut out for you - Touch of Evil 00:40 You've got your work really cut out for you Hold her legs - Touch of Evil 00:10 Hold her legs They got another thing comin' - Touch of Evil 00:57 They got another thing comin' Understand - Touch of Evil 01:12 Understand Hank Quinlan - Touch of Evil 00:26 Hank Quinlan 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 Be careful - Touch of Evil 00:39 Be careful All you want to talk about is Vargas - Touch of Evil 00:14 All you want to talk about is Vargas I'm afraid this is finally something you can't talk your way out of - Touch of Evil 00:24 I'm afraid this is finally something you can't talk your way...

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