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    Nightmare Alley (20th Century Fox, 1947). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    Based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham, this unusual film noir starts off in the world of traveling carnivals. 20th Century Fox spared no expense for the film and built an actual carnival on 10 acres of the studio lot, hiring hundreds of carnival acts as extras. The seedy tale of greed and egotism stars Tyrone Power, in perhaps his most unsympathetic role, as the mind reader, "The Great Stanton," who takes advantage of the women in his life (Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, and Helen Walker), leading to his eventual, and disturbing, downfall. Power is mesmerizing to watch, charming every minute, even as he lies and swindles his way to the top -- an impressive performance from an actor known for his gentleman and swashbuckler roles. Prior to restoration, this gorgeous poster had fold wear with small areas of paper loss, a tear in the top of the image, small chips at the bottom border, and crossfold separations. A few smudges in the bottom left edge, a minor surface abrasion in the credits area, and a small stain at the lower right, all occurred after restoration. The sensational artwork from this hard-boiled hit features a cynical Power looking over the other stars. Fine on Linen.


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