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    Touch Of Evil (Universal International, 1958). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Originally hired only as an actor, Orson Welles took the reins of this moody film noir after star Charlton Heston demanded Welles be allowed to direct. It was Welles himself who changed Heston's character from a white D.A. to a Mexican gunrunner (he did the opposite with Janet Leigh's character) in his heavy rewrites of the script. Welles reportedly enjoyed the filming immensely, but was fired in post-production, and the film was edited by the producers, with another director hired to film insert scenes. Even so, Touch of Evil emerged as a powerful and evocative thriller. Equally evocative is this superb half sheet, showing all the major players. Condition issues included staple holes in the borders and field, and two extra vertical creases; there is also a light post-restoration ding in the bottom left corner. The poster presents beautifully, with great color and a very fresh appearance. Very Fine on Paper.

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