Classic Film : I didn't understand part of the plot to Touch of Evil (1958).

I didn't understand part of the plot to Touch of Evil (1958).

I feel it was really far fetched how the villain, Quinlan, was able to frame Vargas's wife for murder. All he did was have the woman raped and drugged and kidnapped, and then planted her at the scene of a dead body. But is that really enough evidence to hold up for framing someone for murder. Back in the 50s, if a woman is shown evidence to be kidnapped, drugged, and raped, and then planted next to a murdered body, would the court by it as a enough evidence to stick, as oppose to her just being drugged, raped, and planted there by someone else? It just seemed so flimsy, evidence wise

Re: I didn't understand part of the plot to Touch of Evil (1958).

Anyone?

Re: I didn't understand part of the plot to Touch of Evil (1958).

Charlton Heston looks totally hot in MexMaxFactor… Janet Leigh gets undressed… Orson Welles leers…

That's basically it.

Re: I didn't understand part of the plot to Touch of Evil (1958).

No, they pretended to do all that, but didn't. They just threw needles, blasted music, etc., to maybe make her believe it happened.

I think the movie is about scruples. Means to an end. Quinlan was correct about the guilty man, but the way he went about it was wrong.

It was just on TCM yesterday. It said "Extended", but I'm not sure what version I saw, and wasn't going to watch it all to notice a scene or two.

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