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Old 07-17-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Question The movie "Nightmare Alley"-Tyrone Power

Did anyone see this film? It was on TCM and very unusual....I was curious about the theme, and carnivals in that era, it seemed so -bizarre.....anyone read the novel?

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Old 07-17-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine
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Did anyone see this film? It was on TCM and very unusual....I was curious about the theme, and carnivals in that era, it seemed so -bizarre.....anyone read the novel?


I saw the picture years ago, very different for Power wasn't it? I think it has a following.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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Thanks for this. I looked it up and it's in my queue. I love creepy old carny movies (well maybe not Todd Browning's Freaks )
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Thanks for this. I looked it up and it's in my queue. I love creepy old carny movies (well maybe not Todd Browning's Freaks )
Yes, it was on TCM recently, very strange and I need to get the DVD, he was actually very scary in this film! I wish they still made interesting movies like this...
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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I just watched it and enjoyed it very much. Terrific characters reinvigorate a standard old story of one with a gift abusing it and rising too far before falling. Set in atmospheric old carny setting. Tyrone Power is superb, and surrounded with a great cast. Thanks for the recommendation DOM!

Trailers From Hell - Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley (1947)
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Smile a great film-

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Thanks for this. I looked it up and it's in my queue. I love creepy old carny movies (well maybe not Todd Browning's Freaks )
You're welcome!. I saw it again on TCM the other day, his performance at the end was amazing. I also liked Joan Blondell as Zena; such an interesting film, they dont make them like this anymore, the reason I NEVER go to the theatre(except for plays) lol.
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