Past Meetup

"Touch of Evil" (1959): Welles' ultimate noir -- restored!

This Meetup is past

16 people went


NOTE DINNER VENUE CHANGE! If you'd like to have dinner after the movie, please note that when you RSVP (add a Comment), so we can get a head count. There's been more dinner interest than expected, so we're moving to Crepevine ( (click for info). Time will still be around 7:30 PM. To keep it manageable, we're still going to cap the number of diners, but we're raising the number to 14, so don't wait -- and please keep your RSVP current! Show time is: 5:25 PM. Meet on the balcony landing at 5:10 PM.

Dinner is now full. If you're still interested, add your "Dinner" Comment, and you'll be notified if a seat opens up.

The Stanford Theatre does not accept credit cards, so come prepared with $7 cash for your ticket.

And now, on with the show!

Touch of Evil ( (1959) Starts: 5:25 PM, Ends: ~7:20 PM

Starring: Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh
Director: Orson Welles
Plot: A newly-wed, straight-arrow, Mexican detective -- and his Anglo bride, get caught in a surreal border town that's being squeezed by a corrupt sheriff on one side and a Mexican crime family on the other. Welles set out to make a movie whose plot was even more confusing than Hawks' The Big Sleep, and he pretty much succeeded. But the nightmarish sense of dread, and lurid, baroque visual style are pure Wellesian genius. The extended tracking shot that opens the movie is justly famous. Welles' first, Hollywood movie in over a decade was a cause for celebration, and many of his friends turned out for bit parts, including: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Dennis Weaver, Mercedes McCambridge, Akim Tamiroff, and especially, his old pal Marlene Dietrich. NOTE: The Stanford will be showing the Walter Murch restored version (1998), which returned the movie to Welles' original vision.

Parking & Getting There

Click Here for a Google map to the Stanford Theatre
221 University Ave, Palo Alto

Parking is easy if you use the surface lots near University Ave., or the garages under City Hall, NOLA/Old Pro, or the parking structures at Bryant near Lytton, or on High, just south of University.


If you don't connect with us before the movie, look for us in the BALCONY!!

Bring cash to keep things simple.

Arrive on time.

See you there!