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Nightmare alley
(Blu-ray)

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Series:
Published:
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2021].
Format:
Blu-ray
Edition:
Blu-ray special edition
Physical Desc:
1 videodisc (approximately 111 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : color illustration ; 72 x 17 cm, folded to 17 x 12)
Rating:
Rating: Not rated
Status:
Description
In this engaging melodrama, Stanton Carlisle (Tyrone Power) is a lowlife working in a carnival. Knowing a good con when he sees one, he learns the tricks of a mind-reading act from Zeena (Joan Blondell), then tosses her aside. In time, he becomes "The Great Stanton," star attraction of swanky nightclubs and the darling of society. But with all his notoriety built on lies, it's only a matter of time before exposure brings Stanton's world crashing down around him.
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Ashland Adult Blu-ray
BLU-RAY NIG
Due Jan 26, 2022
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781681438351, 1681438356
UPC:
0715515259019, 715515259019

Notes

General Note
Based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1947
General Note
Full screen (1.37:1)
General Note
Special features: audio commentary from 2005 featuring film historians James Ursini and Alain Silver; new interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith; new interview with performer and historian Todd Robbins; interview from 2007 with actor Coleen Gray; audio excerpt of a 1971 interview with Henry King in which the filmmaker discusses actor Tyrone Power; trailer; essay by film writer and screenwriter Kim Morgan
Creation/Production Credits
Music, Cyril Mockridge ; director of photography, Lee Garmes ; editor, Barbara McLean
Participants/Performers
Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker, Taylor Holmes, Mike Mazurki, Ian Keith
Description
"Darkness lurks behind the bright lights of a traveling carnival in one of the most haunting and perverse film noirs of the 1940s. Adapted from the scandalous best seller by William Lindsay Gresham, Nightmare Alley gave Tyrone Power a chance to subvert his matinee-idol image with a ruthless performance as Stanton Carlisle, a small-time carny whose unctuous charm propels him to fame as a charlatan spiritualist, but whose unchecked ambition leads him down a path of moral degradation and self-destruction. Although its strange, sordid atmosphere shocked contemporary audiences, this long-difficult-to-see reflection of postwar angst has now taken its place as one of the defining noirs of its era--a fatalistic downward slide into existential oblivion"--Container
Target Audience
Rating: Not rated
Accessibility Information
Subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
System Details
Blu-ray, region A; full screen (1.37:1) presentation; monaural; requires Blu-ray player
Language
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Goulding, E., Furthman, J., Jessel, G., Power, T., Blondell, J., Gray, C., Walker, H., Holmes, T., Mazurki, M., Keith, I., Garmes, L., McLean, B., Mockridge, C. J. 1., & Gresham, W. L. (2021). Nightmare alley. Blu-ray special edition [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Edmund Goulding et al.. 2021. Nightmare Alley. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Edmund Goulding et al., Nightmare Alley. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2021.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Goulding, Edmund, et al. Nightmare Alley. Blu-ray special edition [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2021. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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