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    Touch of Evil (Universal International, 1958). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    This gritty film noir grabs the viewer from the very beginning with its long opening sequence that follows a car with a bomb for several minutes as it makes its way across the U.S./Mexico border and explodes. In the film, which was written, directed, and stars Orson Welles, we witness the dark and seedy side of the border towns where corrupt police captain Quinlan resorts to desperate methods to pin the bombing on a young Mexican named Sanchez. The only person standing in Quinlan's way is Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston). With a plot full of desperate characters, Vargas's wife Susie (Janet Leigh) is an easy target for revenge. With an amazing supporting cast and cameos by Joseph Cotten, Marlene Dietrich, and Zsa Zsa Gabor, this is a real tour de force. There are staple holes in the image area, small corner bumps and smudging, a minor dust shadow, and a small stain in the bottom border. This would be a highlight to any noir collection. Folded, Very Fine.


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