Coverart for item
The Resource Touch of evil, Universal International ; screenplay by Orson Welles ; produced by Albert Zugsmith ; directed by Orson Welles, (DVD videorecording)

Touch of evil, Universal International ; screenplay by Orson Welles ; produced by Albert Zugsmith ; directed by Orson Welles, (DVD videorecording)

Label
Touch of evil
Title
Touch of evil
Statement of responsibility
Universal International ; screenplay by Orson Welles ; produced by Albert Zugsmith ; directed by Orson Welles
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Director
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Producer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Widescreen. "[F]ilm noir portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tell the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot." -- Container
Related
Awards note
  • Named to the National Film Registry in 1993 by the Library of Congress.
  • Winner, Special Award, 1998 New York Film Critics Circle Awards (Rich Schmidlin) for the restored version.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Touch of evil (Motion picture)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/composerexpression
7WjNilngepc
Credits note
Director of photography, Russell Metty ; editors, Virgil Vogel, Aaron Stell ; music, Henry Mancini
Intended audience
Theatrical and preview version: Not rated ; restored version rated PG-13 by the MPAA
Language note
English dialogue with optional Spanish or French subtitles; English SDH captions for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997.A1
LC item number
T6834 2008
PerformerNote
Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Joanna Moore, Ray Collins, Dennis Weaver, Valentin De Vargas, Mort Mills, Marlene Dietrich, Zsa Zsa Gabor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1915-1985
  • 1919-1996
  • 1897-1975
  • 1899-1972
  • -1997
  • 1889-1965
  • 1924-2006
  • 1919-1993
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Welles, Orson
  • Zugsmith, Albert
  • Metty, Russell
  • Vogel, Virgil W.
  • Stell, Aaron
  • Mancini, Henry
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Leigh, Janet
  • Calleia, Joseph
  • Tamiroff, Akim
  • Moore, Joanna
  • Collins, Ray
  • Weaver, Dennis
  • De Vargas, Valentin
  • Mills, Mort
  • Dietrich, Marlene
  • Gábor, Zsa Zsa
  • Masterson, Whit
  • Universal-International (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
161
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Police corruption
  • Drug enforcement agents
  • Masterson, Whit
  • Asesinato
  • Corrupción policiaca
  • Narcóticos
  • Corruption policière
  • Erreur judiciaire
  • Police des drogues
  • Région frontalière mexicano-américaine
Technique
live action
Label
Touch of evil, Universal International ; screenplay by Orson Welles ; produced by Albert Zugsmith ; directed by Orson Welles, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel "Badge of evil" by Whit Masterson
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958
  • Includes 3 versions of the film: restored version, 1998 cut restored to Welles' vision based on a memo to the studio; theatrical version, original version seen by audiences in 1958; preview version, created prior to the theatrical version and incorporating some of Orson Welles' requests
Accompanying material
1 booklet (58 p.) in envelope.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Restored version (1 hr., 51 min.) -- Special features: Choice of optional audio feature commentaries: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and restoration producer Rick Schmidlin [offered with SDH captions], or, Rick Schmidlin -- Featurettes: Bringing Evil to life (21 min.) -- Evil lost and found (17 min.) -- Original theatrical trailer ; Disc 2. Theatrical version (1 hr., 36 min.) -- Bonus feature: Optional audio feature commentary by writer/filmmaker F. X. Feeney -- Preview version (1 hr., 49 min.) -- Bonus feature: Optional audio feature commentary with Orson Welles historians Jonathan Rosenbaum and James Naremore
Control code
ocn256972529
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
50th anniversary ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (161 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195027809
Other physical details
sd., b&w and col.
Publisher number
61103474
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi)a1916153
  • (OCoLC)256972529
System details
DVD in anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1 aspect ratio presentation ; Region 1 ; NTSC ; Dolby Digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Touch of evil, Universal International ; screenplay by Orson Welles ; produced by Albert Zugsmith ; directed by Orson Welles, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel "Badge of evil" by Whit Masterson
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958
  • Includes 3 versions of the film: restored version, 1998 cut restored to Welles' vision based on a memo to the studio; theatrical version, original version seen by audiences in 1958; preview version, created prior to the theatrical version and incorporating some of Orson Welles' requests
Accompanying material
1 booklet (58 p.) in envelope.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Restored version (1 hr., 51 min.) -- Special features: Choice of optional audio feature commentaries: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and restoration producer Rick Schmidlin [offered with SDH captions], or, Rick Schmidlin -- Featurettes: Bringing Evil to life (21 min.) -- Evil lost and found (17 min.) -- Original theatrical trailer ; Disc 2. Theatrical version (1 hr., 36 min.) -- Bonus feature: Optional audio feature commentary by writer/filmmaker F. X. Feeney -- Preview version (1 hr., 49 min.) -- Bonus feature: Optional audio feature commentary with Orson Welles historians Jonathan Rosenbaum and James Naremore
Control code
ocn256972529
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
50th anniversary ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (161 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195027809
Other physical details
sd., b&w and col.
Publisher number
61103474
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi)a1916153
  • (OCoLC)256972529
System details
DVD in anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1 aspect ratio presentation ; Region 1 ; NTSC ; Dolby Digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Henington-Alief Regional LibraryBorrow it
      7979 South Kirkwood, Houston, TX, 77072, US
      29.6922226 -95.5870466
    • Looscan Neighborhood LibraryBorrow it
      2510 Willowick, Houston, TX, 77027, US
      29.7427971 -95.4420007
Processing Feedback ...