Universal Pictures | Release Date: February 1, 1958
Summary: This film noir portrait of corruption and morally-compromised obsessions stars Welles as Hank Quinlan, a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot. Charlton Heston plays an honorable Mexican narcotics investigator who clashes with the bigoted Quinlan after probing into his dark past. A memorable supporting cast including Janet Leigh as Heston's inquisitive wife, Akim Tamiroff as a seedy underworld leader, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Marlene Dietrich as an enigmatic gypsy complete this fascinating drama engulfed in haunting cinematography and a magnificently eerie score by Henry Mancini.
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Runtime: 95 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some violence and drug content
Production: Universal International Pictures (UI)
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Film-Noir
Country: US
Languages: English, Spanish
Home Release Date: Oct 31, 2000
Director Credit
Orson Welles Director
Writer Credit
Franklin Coen Contributing Writer: Reshoots
Orson Welles Screenplay
Paul Monash Additional Scenes
Whit Masterson Based On The Novel "Badge Of Evil" By
Principal Cast Credit
Akim Tamiroff 'Uncle' Joe Grandi
Charlton Heston Mike Vargas
Dennis Weaver Mirador Motel Night Manager
Janet Leigh Susan Vargas
Joanna Moore Marcia Linnekar
Joseph Calleia Police Sergeant Pete Menzies
Mort Mills Al Schwartz
Orson Welles Police Captain Hank Quinlan
Ray Collins District Attorney Adair
Valentin de Vargas Pancho
Cast Credit
Joi Lansing Zita
Lalo Rios Risto
Michael Sargent Pretty Boy
Phil Harvey Blaine
Victor Millan Manelo Sanchez
Producer Credit
Albert Zugsmith Producer