Tuesday, April 25, 2023 (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Now widely regarded as one of Orson Welles best, the film “Touch of Evil” is the April selection for Movie Night at the Museum at the Northwest Montana History Museum. Written and directed by Welles, the film stars Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia and Welles himself.
Following a car bombing on the American side of the U.S. Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas (Heston) is called to investigate along with American police captain Hank Quinlan (Welles). Vargas soon realizes that Quinlan and his partner Menzies (Calleia), are not working to solve the case, but are instead planting evidence in order to frame an innocent man. That discovery puts both Vargas and his new bride (Leigh) in danger as he continues to work the case.
The film also features Akim Tamiroff, Marlene Dietrich and Zsa Zsa Gabor in minor roles. It won several awards at the 1958 Brussels World Film Festival and was selected for preservation in the U.S National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Admission and popcorn are free, but donations are gladly accepted. Soda pop, water, beer and wine are available for purchase. Seating is provided, but viewers are welcome to bring their own cushions or seating.
The Northwest Montana History Museum brings the past alive through exhibits, artifacts, educational programs and events. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 124 Second Avenue East, Kalispell. For information call 406-756-8381.
Northwest Montana History Museum 124 2nd Ave E Kalispell,