NIGHTMARE ALLEY is a movie directed by Edmund Goulding in 1947.
Stanton Carlisle is a promising young man working with Zeena Krumbein, a down-and-out mind reader, in the carnivals and the fairs. When Pete, Zeena's alcoholic husband and former partner, asks him for booze one night, Stanton mistakenly gives him a bottle of industrial alcohol and Pete dies on the same night. Then Stanton asks Zeena to teach him the code that enabled the Krumbeins to become once a top attraction in the mind reading shows.
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A few weeks later, Stanton marries Molly and decides to create a mind reading sideshow with her by using Zeena's code. The act is a success and Stanton finally becomes Chicago's number one attraction. However, Stanton starts to have guilty thoughts about Pete Krumbein's death and has to see Lilith Ritter, a psychologist. Together, they will swindle a millionaire by making him believe that Stanton is able to act as a medium between the old man and his deceased beloved daughter.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler