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Name: CRITERION COLLECTION
Number: CCIN3254BR

NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947) (BLU-RAY)
Starring:  Mike Mazurki, Tyrone Power, Helen Walker, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Taylor Holmes, Ian Keith
Directed By:  Edmund Goulding

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 and renowned book by William Lindsay Gresham, Nightmare Alley gave Tyrone Power a chance to subvert his matinee-idol image with a ruthless performance as Stan 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 fate-fueled downward slide into existential oblivion.

Special Edition Features
New 4K digital restoration
Audio commentary featuring film historians James Ursini and Alain Silver
Interviews with critic Imogen Sara Smith and performer Todd Robbins, and actor Coleen Gray
Audio interview with Henry King

RATED: NR
SUBTITLES: ENG
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: ENG
ORIGINAL YEAR: 1947
RUN TIME: 111 minutes

  
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