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Nightmare Alley 1947 Trailer

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Tyrone Power — cast against type at his own insistence — gives the performance of his life as handsome scumbag / carnival barker / conman Stanton Carlisle. He seduces fellow sideshow artiste Mademoiselle Zeena (Joan Blondell) to learn the secret of the once-lucrative mind-reading act she performed with her alcoholic husband (Ian Keith), Carlisle, a “born mentalist”, secures the secret method and sets off with his new carnie wife, Molly (Coleen Grey) to milk the big time as a spiritualist in Chicago. As Carlisle’s success grows, it’s only a matter of time before his greed — and twisted involvement with femme fatale psychoanalyst Lilith Ritter (Helen Walker) — bring his world crashing down around him.

Based on William Lindsay Gresham’s book of he same name, scripted by the formidable Jules Furthman (The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo) and reflecting the preoccupations of its drug and alcohol-abusing, orgy-frequenting director Edmund Goulding, Nightmare Alley uncovers both the dirt and romance of carnival life, and controversially — for those in the business — the tricks an scams of conmen, mediums, and hustlers. After this picaresque and cathartic film, you will never again misuse the word “geek”!

Staring:
Tyrone Power
Coleen Gray
Joan Blondell

Director: Edmund Goulding

HE WAS ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN … BUT ONLY ONE THING TO ALL WOMEN!Trailer for the fantastic Noir thriller Nightmare Alley. Starring Tyrone Power and directed by Edmund Goulding.

This movie features Tyrone Power at the age of 33.

Available on DVD from Tyrone Power — cast against type at his own insistence — gives the performance of his life as handsome …

A high mark for Ty Power. A gem of Film Noir.

Nightmare Alley 1947.