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Nightmare Alley (1947) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by Edmund Goulding and produced by George Jessel.

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Nightmare Alley

By Alyson on Mar 10, 2022 From The Best Picture Project

Guillermo del Toro?s Nightmare Alley is a haunting and mesmerizing film experience. Set in the late 1930s, Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) is a man running from his past sins. The opening images of him hiding a body under floorboards and then burning the whole house down, haunt him. He stumbles ac... Read full article


on Apr 16, 2019 From Caftan Woman

The Classic Movie Blog Association Spring Blogathon runs from April 16th to the 19th with a focus on the Femme/Homme Fatales of Film Noir. Click HERE for the fascinating articles. Tyrone Power stars as Stanton Carlisle, con man extraordinaire whose biggest fall guy was himself. Stan is a fe... Read full article

Review: Nightmare Alley (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 21, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Tyrone Power was a handsome fellow and it led to a meteoric rise among Hollywood’s elite. But as often is the case, a pretty face can be your undoing as people only see a movie idol and not an actor. Daryl Zanuck for one saw one of his biggest box office draws in Tyrone Power and he was protec... Read full article

Nightmare Alley

By Barry P. on Nov 10, 2017 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1947) Directed by Edmund Goulding; Written by Jules Furthman; Based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham; Starring: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker, Taylor Holmes, and Mike Mazurki; Available on DVD Rating ****½ “Listen to me, I'm no good. I neve... Read full article

Classic Films in Focus: NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 30, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Tyrone Power is best remembered today as a swashbuckling hero, but in Nightmare Alley (1947) the star gets to revel in his darker side, using his good looks and intense charisma to chilling effect as a callous heel whose con games inevitably catch up with him. Directed by Edmund Goulding, this class... Read full article

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Pete Krumbein: Throughout the ages, man has sought to look behind the veil that hides him from tomorrow. And through the ages, certain men have looked into the polished crystal... and seen. Is it some quality of the crystal itself, or does the gazer merely use it to turn his gaze inward? Who knows? But visions come. Slowly shifting their forms... visions come. Wait. The shifting shapes begin to clear. I see fields of grass... rolling hills... and a boy. A boy is running barefoot through the hills. A dog is with him. A... DOG... is... with... him.
Stanton Carlisle: Yes... go on... his name was Jib. Go on!
Pete Krumbein: [Choked laughter] Humph. See how easy it is to *hook* 'em!

Pete Krumbein: Every boy has a dog.

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The telephone numbers of the Helen Walker character, Consulting Psychologist Lilith Ritter, are STAte 9862 (for her Office in the Lakeshore Building) and ROGrs Pk 8685 (for her Residence in the Belmont Apartments), both adjacent to the Lake Michigan waterfront on the near north side of Chicago.
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