Film Review: “Touch of Evil” (1958)

“‘Touch of Evil’ is Hank Quinlan’s film and Orson Welles’ performance alone is enough to make the film worth sitting through. While it’s not of the same caliber as his depiction of Harry Lime in ‘The Third Man,’ Welles’ turn as Quinlan is quite something. Add this performance to a story that periodically meanders, but is compelling enough, and a visually striking rendering of the Mexican-American border, and you have an interesting take on film noir towards the end of the genre’s era.”