Touch of Evil
Director: Orson Welles
Cast: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Joanna Cook Moore, Ray Collins, Dennis Weaver
At Charlton Heston’s wish Orson Welles returned to Hollywood to direct one of the finest film noirs. He plays a thoroughly corrupt detective Hank Quinlan (one of nastiest creeps ever portrayed on film) who helps/hinders a Mexican official investigate a drug-related assassination on the border. Welles attracted a wonderful cast and he’s firing on all cylinders behind the camera, the infamous opening tracking shot is only the tip of the iceberg.