A dark, disturbing film noir starring Tyrone Power.
Nightmare AlleyBilly Wilder Theater (10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024) Map it $10
A carnival freakshow is the setting for “Nightmare Alley,” a delightfully creepy 1947 film noir starring Tyrone Power and Joan Blondell. Absurdly handsome Power plays against type as a mercenary carny who will do anything to slither his way to the top. Taking over a mind-reading act, he brings his act to a more elegant milieu and finds increasingly amoral ways to achieve fame and fortune. It’s a dark, chilling story with a truly shocking ending.