Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley (1947)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Film Noir  |   Release Date - Oct 9, 1947  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - TV-PG
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Nightmare Alley is a 1947 film noir starring Tyrone Power and Joan Blondell, and directed by Edmund Goulding. The film is based on the 1946 novel of the same name, written by William Lindsay Gresham. Power, wishing to expand beyond the romantic and swashbuckler roles that brought him to fame, bought the rights to the novel so he could star as the unsavory lead, "The Great Stanton", a scheming carnival barker. The film premiered in the United States on October 9, 1947, then went into wide release on October 28, 1947, later having six more European releases between November 1947 to May 1954. To make the film more believable, the producers built a full working carnival on ten acres (40,000 m2) of the 20th Century Fox back lot. They also hired over 100 sideshow attractions and carnival people to add further authenticity. As noted on the DVD commentary track by Alain Silver and James Ursini, Nightmare Alley was somewhat unusual among film noir in having top stars, production staff and a relatively large budget. Despite a strong promotion campaign, the film was not a financial success upon its original release, due in part to protests against some of the scandalous content. The film has found acclaim and is regarded as a classic.

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Carnival, Con Artist, Con Man, Film Based On A Novel, Great Stanton

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Based On: Nightmare Alley

Alternate Titles

A sarlatán
HU
Aleea coşmarului
RO
De straat der verloren zielen
NL
Der Scharlatan
AT, DE, CH
El callejón de las almas perdidas
MX, ES, UY, VE
La fiera delle illusioni
IT
Le charlatan
FR
Lykkeridderen
DK
Mardrömsgränden
SE
Nightmare Alley
CA, GB, US
O agyrtis
GR
O Beco das Almas Perdidas
BR, PT
O Beco das Ilusões Perdidas
BR
Painajaiskuja
FI
Şarlatan
TR
Sharlatan
IR
Ο Αγύρτης
GR
Аллея кошмаров
, RU
悪魔の往く町
JP