Nightmare Alley’

In the screen adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 Nightmare Alley, Stanton “Stan” Carlisle, played by Tyrone Power, devolves from carnival banker, to spurious mind reader, to “mystic seer.”

Introduced by Stuart Klawans, the film critic for The Nation, this screening is the last Film Forum event celebrating the 50th anniversary of The New York Review of Books. NYRB Classics copies of Nightmare Alley will be available for sale at the Film Forum concession.

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Category: NYR and NYRB and Film
Film Forum
209 West Houston St.,
New York, NY