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The Resource Nightmare alley, Twentieth Century Fox presents; directed by Edmund Goulding ; screenplay by Jules Furthman ; produced by George Jessel, (videorecording)

Nightmare alley, Twentieth Century Fox presents; directed by Edmund Goulding ; screenplay by Jules Furthman ; produced by George Jessel, (videorecording)

Label
Nightmare alley
Title
Nightmare alley
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century Fox presents; directed by Edmund Goulding ; screenplay by Jules Furthman ; produced by George Jessel
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Music, Cyril Mockridge ; director of photography, Lee Garmes ; editor, Barbara McLean
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In English. Subtitled in English 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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1891-1959
  • 1898-1981
  • 1898-1978
  • 1903-1996
  • 1896-1979
  • 1914-1958
  • 1922-2015
  • 1920-1968
  • 1909-1962
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goulding, Edmund
  • Furthman, Jules
  • Jessel, George
  • Garmes, Lee
  • McLean, Barbara
  • Mockridge, Cyril J.
  • Power, Tyrone
  • Blondell, Joan
  • Gray, Coleen
  • Walker, Helen
  • Gresham, William Lindsay
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
111
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
1078
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Telepathy
  • Carnivals
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Gresham, William Lindsay
Technique
live action
Label
Nightmare alley, Twentieth Century Fox presents; directed by Edmund Goulding ; screenplay by Jules Furthman ; produced by George Jessel, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc
  • Based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1947
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : color illustration ; 72 x 19 cm, folded to 19 x 12).
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
on1243629703
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (111 min.)
Isbn
9781681438368
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515259118
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC3255DDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1243629703
  • (OCoLC)1243629703
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.37:1); Dolby monaural
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Nightmare alley, Twentieth Century Fox presents; directed by Edmund Goulding ; screenplay by Jules Furthman ; produced by George Jessel, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc
  • Based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1947
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : color illustration ; 72 x 19 cm, folded to 19 x 12).
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
on1243629703
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (111 min.)
Isbn
9781681438368
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515259118
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC3255DDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1243629703
  • (OCoLC)1243629703
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.37:1); Dolby monaural
Video recording format
DVD

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