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The Resource Nightmare alley : [1947 adaptation], Twentieth Century Fox presents ; screenplay by Jules Furthman ; produced by George Jessel ; directed by Edmund Goulding

Nightmare alley : [1947 adaptation], Twentieth Century Fox presents ; screenplay by Jules Furthman ; produced by George Jessel ; directed by Edmund Goulding

Label
Nightmare alley : [1947 adaptation]
Title
Nightmare alley
Title remainder
[1947 adaptation]
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century Fox presents ; screenplay by Jules Furthman ; produced by George Jessel ; directed by Edmund Goulding
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"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
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Lee Garmes ; editor, Barbara McLean ; music, Cyril Mockridge
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Language note
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.N522234 2021
PerformerNote
Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker, Taylor Holmes, Mike Mazurki, Ian Keith
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  • 1891-1959
  • 1898-1981
  • 1914-1958
  • 1922-2015
  • 1920-1968
  • 1878-1959
  • 1907-1990
  • 1899-1960
  • 1898-1978
  • 1903-1996
  • 1896-1979
  • 1909-1962
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  • Goulding, Edmund
  • Furthman, Jules
  • Jessel, George
  • Power, Tyrone
  • Blondell, Joan
  • Gray, Coleen
  • Walker, Helen
  • Holmes, Taylor
  • Mazurki, Mike
  • Keith, Ian
  • Garmes, Lee
  • McLean, Barbara
  • Mockridge, Cyril J.
  • Gresham, William Lindsay
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
111
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
1078
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  • Telepathy
  • Carnivals
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Gresham, William Lindsay
  • Carnivals
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Telepathy
Technique
live action
Label
Nightmare alley : [1947 adaptation], Twentieth Century Fox presents ; screenplay by Jules Furthman ; produced by George Jessel ; directed by Edmund Goulding
Link
https://thumbnail.midwesttape.com/13960902_180.jpg
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1947
  • Full screen (1.37:1)
  • 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; [insert] essay by film writer and screenwriter Kim Morgan
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1243629860
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
1947 adaptation
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 111 min.)
Isbn
9781681438351
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515259019
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC3254BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1243629860
System details
Blu-ray, region A; full screen (1.37:1) presentation; monaural; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Nightmare alley : [1947 adaptation], Twentieth Century Fox presents ; screenplay by Jules Furthman ; produced by George Jessel ; directed by Edmund Goulding
Link
https://thumbnail.midwesttape.com/13960902_180.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1947
  • Full screen (1.37:1)
  • 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; [insert] essay by film writer and screenwriter Kim Morgan
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1243629860
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
1947 adaptation
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 111 min.)
Isbn
9781681438351
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515259019
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC3254BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1243629860
System details
Blu-ray, region A; full screen (1.37:1) presentation; monaural; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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