History YMMV / TouchOfEvil

5th Oct '16 5:49:03 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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** Also, Heston's character was originally supposed to be white, but Welles changed his nationality to Mexican. So Heston wasn't cast to play a Mexican, but the changes to the screenplay required a race change.
25th Jan '15 10:55:54 AM JulianLapostat
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* FakeNationality: American Charlton Heston plays Mexican police officer Mike Vargas. He plays him well, but still, come on -- it's just a tan and a [[MagnificentMoustachesOfMexico Mexican mustache]] and NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent (which Heston later admitted was a huge mistake). Lampshaded by several characters, who say that he doesn't look the least bit Mexican.

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* FakeNationality: American Charlton Heston plays Mexican police officer Mike Vargas. He plays him well, but still, come on -- it's just a tan and a [[MagnificentMoustachesOfMexico Mexican mustache]] and NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent (which Heston later admitted was a huge mistake). Lampshaded by several characters, who say that he doesn't look the least bit Mexican.mistake).
** The cast is full of Fakes -- Armenian actor Akim Tamiroff plays a Mexican gangster, German-American Creator/MarleneDietrich plays a Spanish Gypsy fortune teller and neither of them affect accents either. It's not a realistic film and not intended to be one either.



* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Charlton Heston playing a Mexican.

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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Charlton Heston playing a Mexican. Though it must be noted that this attitude is highly anachronistic. At the time, Film/TouchOfEvil was intended as a BMovie cookie-cutter film and not a serious docudrama about American-Mexican relations and furthermore, the notion of actors affecting accents for their roles was rare and not at all expected by audiences of the 50s, especially the genre movie audiences for whom the film was targeted.
11th Jul '14 8:46:45 PM WJTaylor4
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* FakeNationality: American Charlton Heston plays Mexican police officer Mike Vargas. He plays him well, but still, come on -- it's just a tan and a [[MagnificentMoustachesOfMexico Mexican mustache]]. Lampshaded by several characters, who say that he doesn't look the least bit Mexican.

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* FakeNationality: American Charlton Heston plays Mexican police officer Mike Vargas. He plays him well, but still, come on -- it's just a tan and a [[MagnificentMoustachesOfMexico Mexican mustache]].mustache]] and NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent (which Heston later admitted was a huge mistake). Lampshaded by several characters, who say that he doesn't look the least bit Mexican.
6th Jun '14 11:33:47 PM bt8257
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* AllStarCast: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Dennis Weaver, and Marlene Dietrich, plus cameos from Joseph Cotten, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Mercedes [=McCambridge=]. This is all the more impressive when you realize ''Touch Of Evil'' was meant to be a quickie B-picture.

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* AllStarCast: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Dennis Weaver, and Marlene Dietrich, plus cameos from Joseph Cotten, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Mercedes [=McCambridge=]. This is all the more impressive when you realize ''Touch Of Evil'' was meant to be a quickie B-picture.quick B-movie.
6th Jun '14 11:32:33 PM bt8257
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* AllStarCast: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Dennis Weaver, and Marlene Dietrich, plus cameos from Joseph Cotten, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Mercedes [=McCambridge=]. This is all the more impressive when you realize ''Touch Of Evil'' was meant to be a quickie B-picture.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The film was made under budget and on schedule, but the studio still took it from Welles's control and re-edited it, cutting some scenes out and reshooting others.
** Heston claimed afterward that he convinced the studio executives that he'd star in the movie only because he thought Welles was the director, when the studio only hired him to act as Quinlan (in truth, Welles and the producer had already agreed to let him direct the movie based on the ''Badge of Evil'' novel/script).
* FakeNationality: American Charlton Heston plays Mexican police officer Mike Vargas. He plays him well, but still, come on -- it's just a tan and a [[MagnificentMoustachesOfMexico Mexican mustache]]. Lampshaded by several characters, who say that he doesn't look the least bit Mexican.



* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Charlton Heston playing a Mexican

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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Charlton Heston playing a MexicanMexican.
31st Mar '14 11:42:38 AM DavidLev
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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Charlton Heston playing a Mexican
2nd Oct '13 12:00:30 PM DanielCase
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The film was based on an obscure pulp thriller called ''Badge of Evil'', Welles took great liberties with the plot, including relocating it to the Mexican border, making this film so much his own (and supposedly improving the story greatly in the process) that the original novel is even more obscure today.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The film was based on an obscure pulp thriller called ''Badge of Evil'', Evil''. Welles took great liberties with the plot, including relocating it to the Mexican border, making this film so much his own (and supposedly improving the story greatly in the process) that the original novel is even more obscure today.
2nd Oct '13 11:59:58 AM DanielCase
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The film was based on an obscure pulp thriller called ''Badge of Evil'', Welles took great liberties with the plot, including relocating it to the Mexican border, making this film so much his own (and supposedly improving the story greatly in the process) that the original novel is even more obscure today.
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