Nightmare Alley (1947)

Nightmare Alley
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 51mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords supernatural
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Tyrone Power Actor Stanton Carlisle 1 1000001
Joan Blondell Actor Zeena 1 1000002
Coleen Gray Actor Molly 1 1000003
Helen Walker Actor Dr Lilith Ritter 1 1000004
Taylor Holmes Actor n/a 1 1000005
Mike Mazurki Actor n/a 1 1000006
Ian Keith Actor n/a 1 1000007
Julia Dean Actor n/a 1 1000008
James Flavin Actor n/a 1 1000009
Roy Roberts Actor n/a 1 1000010
James L Burke Actor n/a 1 1000011
Edmund Goulding Director n/a 2 2000001
George Jessel Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jules Furthman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
William Lindsay Gresham Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000002
Lee Garmes Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Barbara McLean Editor n/a 172 7000001
Cyril J Mockridge Music music score 120781 8000001
Lionel Newman Music music director 120781 8000002
Lyle Wheeler Art Director n/a 183 9000001
J Russell Spencer Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Stanton Carlisle, a womanizing, small-time carnival huckster obtains the secrets of a fake mind reader and becomes a high-society spiritualist. He acquires two partners in his con, Zeena, a sideshow fortune teller, and a psychologist, Dr. Lileth Ritter. His wife Molly reluctantly agrees to participate as well. Just as "The Great Stanton" seems on the verge of riches, Molly exposes him during a particularly cruel exhibition where she is supposed to act the part of a man's dead mistress. Stan's fall is as swift as his ascent. He is ruined and starts drinking heavily, until he is forced to take on a job in the same shoddy carnival he started in, but this time as the "geek," a freak show attraction who eats live chickens to earn his keep.