Touch Of Evil (1958)

 Rated G, for once. All the children who are obsessed with this movie can listen to us and not be traumatized by our potty mouths.

In the most logical move in film history, Charlton Heston plays a Mexican (cue the hilarity!) in our 103rd Next 100 Project endeavour. He’s actually pretty good and Janet Leigh is also strong in a difficult role. Orson Welles outdoes ’em all though as an extremely corrupt cop…and also as the film’s brilliant director. This was a B movie when it came out, but it has become a noir classic. Technical marvel though it is, the story is a puzzle (which is both a compliment and a criticism). To snag some scrumptious Sparkplug Coffee with a 10% discount on your 1st order, use the code “Top100Project”.

LINKS:

Coming Attractions Trivia Answers Opinions: Bev’s and Ryan’s

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1958 in film

IMDb Top 250

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

National Film Registry in 1993

Links to: Citizen Kane and Psycho and The Player and Get Shorty and Timecode and Birdman

YouTube links: The opening shot and Vargas confronts the motel’s night man and what is Hank’s future and Quinlan kills Grandi and “what does it matter what you say about people?”

Previously on the Next 102 Project: Shadow Of A Doubt

April 30th on the Next 104 Project: Monster