Nightmare Alley (1947)

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The rise and fall of Stanton Carlisle, a mentalist whose lies and deceit prove to be his downfall.

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  • Tyrone Power and Joan Blondell in Nightmare Alley (1947)
  • Tyrone Power and Helen Walker in Nightmare Alley (1947)
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  • Helen Walker in Nightmare Alley (1947)
  • Tyrone Power and Helen Walker in Nightmare Alley (1947)
  • Tyrone Power and Joan Blondell in Nightmare Alley (1947)

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6 October 2000 | bmacv
9
| Unforgettably creepy noir with Power, Blondell, Walker
As other commentators have noted, once you've seen this film it haunts you. The creepy carnival milieu has rarely been better done (well, Tod Browning's "Freaks" of course) but seems more wholesome than the upscale world of nightclub mentalists and corrupt psychiatrists to which Tyrone Power ascends. Joan Blondell is carnally blowzy but she's almost upstaged by the ill-starred actress Helen Walker (the duplicitous wife in Impact) as that double-crossing shrink. No one soon forgets Power's slippery climb to the top followed by his horrifying fall. This film is a true, dark classic.

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