Noir Saturday: Nightmare Alley

Here’s tonight’s offering Nightmare Alley. 

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Roustabout Stanton Carlisle (Tyrone Power) joins a traveling carny and unsuccessfully schemes to figure out the mind-reading act of Mademoiselle Zeena (Joan Blondell) and her alcoholic husband, Pete (Ian Keith). But when Pete dies, Zeena is forced to take on Stanton as a partner, and he quickly proves more gifted than his predecessor. Ambitious to a fault, Carlisle abandons Zeena and the carny to reinvent himself as “The Great Stanton,” wowing high-class audiences in a Chicago hotel.

Check it out tonight@ 11PM CST on TCM, or Sunday morning @ 9AM CST.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

 

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