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Touch of Evil Rated 12A

Touch of Evil

Dir. Orson Welles. USA, 1957. 1h 51m. Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Joanna Cook Moore, Ray Collins, Dennis Weaver.

A dark and perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and corruption in a Mexican border town. Orson Welles both directs and stars in this flamboyant crime-noir, which features one of the most celebrated opening shots in Hollywood history.

‘Adapted by Welles from Whit Masterson’s pulp thriller Badge of Evil, it had streaks of teen degradation and reefer madness’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Touch Of Evil is a film where we can hear the faint sound of ticking in our heads, but don’t realise what the problem is before it’s far too late.’ ★★★★★ David Jenkins, Little White Lies

Sunday 31 March: 15:15
Monday 1 April: 18:30