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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
'Touch of Evil' to Screen
at UW-Eau Claire
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: June 16, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — After a one-day hiatus on July 5 for the Independence Day holiday, Summer Session Programs will resume with a screening of Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil" July 6 and 8.
The 1958 film (112 minutes, rated PG-13) will be presented at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre.
"This marvelously garish thriller has something, but not very much, to do with drugs and corruption in a border town" wrote New Yorker critic Pauline Kael. The film she saw was one of three different versions of "Touch of Evil" — none of them what Welles intended, because the studio's edits and insertions had altered the movie's storyline, look and sound. This re-edited version is an all-new print — restored using Welles' 58 pages of personal notes and featuring a completely re-mixed soundtrack and revised musical score.
Charlton Heston stars as a Mexican narcotics cop, honeymooning with bride Janet Leigh, who runs afoul of a sleazy local sheriff (Welles). The all-star cast includes unbilled appearances by Zsa Zsa Gabor, Joseph Cotten, Mercedes McCambridge, Keenan Wynn and the show-stealing Marlene Dietrich.
At noon on July 7, a Jazz at Noon concert will take place on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). Refreshments will be sold.
Continuing through Aug. 5, UW-Eau Claire Summer Session Programs are sponsored, in part, by Central Radio Group (WAXX-FM, WAYY-AM, WIAL-FM, WECL-FM and WEAQ-AM). A complete schedule is available from the Activities and Programs Office, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: June 16, 1999