With the idea of expanding beyond his limited range, noted screen swashbuckler Tyrone Power bought the rights to William Lindsay Gresham's classic novel of carnival and spiritualist hucksterism and under the direction of Edmund Goulding (Dark Victory, The Dawn Patrol), produced this seedy piece of midway noir, in which Power stars as Stanton "The Magnificent" Carlisle, a carny confidence man viewed in his rise and plummet to the depths of geekdom.
Lavishly sordid, with cinematography by the great Lee Garmes.
Director: Edmund Goulding. 110 min. 1947. 35mm.
Also playing this night at 7:30 pm: Alias Nick Beal
Part of the series Overdue, programmed by Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold.
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