Nightmare Alley & Stranger on the Third Floor
Retro Film Series Presents

Nightmare Alley & Stranger on the Third Floor

Edmund Goulding’s NIGHTMARE ALLEY

(1947, 110 min)

Stan Carlisle (Tyrone Power) is a lowlife working in a carnival.  Knowing a good con when he sees one, he learns the tricks of a mind-reading act from Zeena (Joan Blondell), then tosses her aside.  In time, he becomes “The Great Stanton”, star attraction of swanky nightclubs and the darling of society.  It's all a con, but soon he comes to the attention of a devious high-society psychiatrist (Helen Walker) with an agenda of her own.

followed by


(1940, 64 min)

Here is the little B picture that launched one of the greatest movements in cinema history: film noir. Peter Lorre plays the eerie title role in this gem about a reporter (John McGuire) whose testimony sentences a small-time loser (Elisha Cook Jr.) to the electric chair. When the reporter himself is fingered in a second murder, he realizes both crimes are the work of a furtive stranger---but will anyone believe him?

Season Pass $80 | Individual Tickets $9.50

Friday, February 21

7:00pm   Cinema One


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