- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 7, 2005
- Originally Released: 1947
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - English
- Stereo - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Alain Silver and James Ursini
- Theatrical Trailer
- Dark Corner
- Panic in the Streets
- House of Bamboo
- A Street With No Name
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Tyrone Power & Joan Blondell|
|Performer:||Helen Walker, Coleen Gray & Joan Blondell|
|Directed by||Edmund Goulding|
"ALLEY is strong on atmosphere and performances..."
"[T]he movie widely regarded as Tyrone Power's acting peak..."
"Director Edmund Goulding's 1947 swirl of shadows and fever is a borderline-insane entry in that strange subgenre, the carny-noir."
"Tyrone Power excels as a cheating scoundrel....It stands up as a particularly seedy and paranoid noir."
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] cult post-war noir with a heart of darkness, it nukes Hollywood values from within."
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 78 ratings.
First of all - WOW! Give Tyrone Power credit - he begged to do this film, which provided him with the ultimate anti-star role. For a good looking, leading man actor, this film was like Kryptonite to Superman- potentially deadly. I've read the book this is based on, and, given the times and Production Code, the film is remarkably faithful to it. This is truly an astonishing film, and it is a wonderful thing that it is available on DVD.
Tyrone Power excels as a carnival shill who will stop at nothing for fame and fortune. He gets far more than he expects in this alternately creepy and sophisticated tale of a man with an angle who overplays his "power" (okay, bad pun) and descends into an abyss of geek creepitude. Top-notch cast makes this film a winner.
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