Touch of Evil at the Parkway Theater

posted by The Joe

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Starting this Friday in Minneapolis, Orson Welles‘ classic Touch of Evil runs for a week at the Parkway Theater. Pay your last respects to Charlton Heston as he plays a Mexican.

From its astonishing, miraculously choreographed opening shot (lasting over three minutes) to Marlene Dietrich’s classic final line of dialogue, this sordid tale of murder and police corruption is like a valentine for the cinematic medium, with Welles as its love-struck suitor. As the corpulent cop who may be involved in a border-town murder, Welles faces opposition from a narcotics officer (Charlton Heston) whose wife (Janet Leigh) is abducted and held as the pawn in a struggle between Heston’s quest for truth and Welles’s control of carefully hidden secrets.

The Heights Theatre will also be showing a new 35mm print of Heston’s Planet of the Apes, running from May 2 through May 8.

Touch of Evil
Friday, April 25 (start of run)
Parkway Theater
Minneapolis, MN
7:00 pm / 9:10 pm l $5

Touch of Evil – Trailer

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 at 12:04 pm